CAIRO: Renowned Egyptian Journalist Mohamed Hassanein Heikal died Wednesday at age of 92 years old after his health deteriorated over the past weeks, according to news reports.
Heikal reportedly suffered from kidney failure, El-Wafd newspaper said.
Heikal was born in 1923 in Basous Village in Qalubiya governorate, and practiced journalism in 1942 when he wrote for the Egyptian Gazette, an English publication part of the state-run Al-Gomhuria news publications.
He assumed the position of editor-in-chief of the major state-run newspaper Al-Ahram from 1957 to 1974.
He was interviewed by TV Presenter Lamis el-Hadidi for several seasons dubbed “Egypt where, and to where?” where he provided insights into Egypt’s situation and Arab affairs.