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Famous Saudi poet Prince Badr passes away

04 May, 2024 18:12

Renowned Saudi poet Prince Badr bin Abdul Mohsen passed away at the age of 75. He breathed his last in France, following a brief illness.

In a social media post mourning the loss, Turki Al Sheikh, Chairman of the General Entertainment Authority, offered his condolences to the people of Saudi Arabia and Prince Badr’s family.

“May God have mercy on the poet, His Royal Highness Prince Badr bin Abdul Mohsen, and forgive him and place him in spacious paradise… My condolences to his honourable family and children… sad news and I feel I have lost a father of mine.”

Dubai’s Crown Prince, Sheikh Hamdan, too mourned his passing.

“May God have mercy on the poet Prince Badr bin Abdul Mohsen,” Sheikh Hamdan posted on X.

Prince Badr was born in Riyadh in 1949. After receiving early education in Egypt and Saudi Arabia, He went on to study in the US and UK.

The award-winning poet was from a young age surrounded by scholars and writers.

He has played a crucial role in furthering the cultural scene in the Kingdom while maintaining its roots.


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