The latest news is that a confidant of late Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser, Sami Sharaf, has died. He was 94 when he died, which saddened everyone. Media confirms that he breathed his last on Monday, January 23, 2023. Ever since news of his passing surfaced on social media, people have come forward to pay their heartfelt tributes. Needless to say, the news broke many hearts. Besides expressing their sadness, people are also searching for the cause of his death. Here’s what we know about it.
According to reports, Sami Sharaf had been suffering from an unspecified illness for a very long time. He also reportedly received treatment for the same, but instead of recovering, Sharaf died. Despite the best medical care, he could not survive. However, his actual cause of death remains unknown. What kind of illness he suffered from and how he died has not yet been revealed. Following the announcement of the sad news, tributary messages flooded the Internet. Well-wishers and relatives of Sharaf mourned his death and prayed for his deceased soul.
Who was Sami Sharaf?
According to reports, Sharaf was born in Cairo in 1929. He graduated from the Egyptian military academy. There, Nasser instructed him in everything. It seems that Sami was among the founders of the General Directorate of Egyptian Intelligence after the 1952 revolution. For the ignorant, the revolution transformed the country from a hereditary monarchy into a republic.
Apart from this, Sharaf was also appointed Nasser’s assistant in 1955. He later became the Egyptian leader’s secretary. A few months before Nasser’s death, Sami was appointed Minister of Presidential Affairs. In 1971, Anwar Sadat, Nasser’s successor, arrested Sami. He was not the only one arrested as dozens of other Nasser loyalists were also arrested. It should be added that Anwar accused Nasser’s loyalists of plotting to overthrow his government.
It is reported that Sami Sharaf was sentenced to life in prison but was pardoned in 1981. Currently his family and supporters are coming forward and mourning his unfortunate death. Nobody seems to believe that he is dead. Sharaf’s funeral is also said to be scheduled for Tuesday in Cairo. Our team also steps forward and pays tribute to his departed soul. Follow Social Telecast for more updates and the latest news.