Monday, January 23, 2023
Books – Islam Lutfi:
The funeral of Sami Sharaf, the former Minister for Presidency Affairs, the late President Gamal Abdel Nasser’s secretary for information and director of his office, will be held tomorrow afternoon, Tuesday, from the Abu Al-Makarem Al-Zaghal Mosque on Salah Salem Street.
Sami Sharaf is one of the founders of the Egyptian General Intelligence, and since the beginning of his work as an intelligence officer after the July 23 revolution, he works with President Gamal Abdel Nasser, who assigned him special tasks until the end of March 1955.
And when Abdel Nasser was traveling to participate in the Bandung Conference, he summoned him and assigned him to establish the President’s Secretariat for Information and appointed him as the President’s Secretary for Information. In April 1970.
Sharaf received his primary and secondary education in Cairo, then joined the Military College in 1946 and graduated on February 1, 1949. He was appointed to the Artillery Corps with the rank of lieutenant. Days after the July 23 revolution, he joined the Military Intelligence.
He was born in the Heliopolis neighborhood of Cairo in 1929, the fourth child and the third male among 6 children of a middle-class Egyptian family.
His father, Dr. Muhammad Abdulaziz Sharaf, was born in Beni Suef Governorate in 1889. He was a doctor who obtained a doctorate in general surgery from the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom.