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Ahmed Fouad Negm
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Negm in c. 1999
Background information
Also known as Ahmed Negm
Born (1929-05-22)22 May 1929
Sharqia, Egypt
Died 3 December 2013(2013-12-03) (aged 84)
Cairo, Egypt
Genres Egyptian music
Occupation(s) Vernacular poet
Instruments Vocals, Oud

Ahmed Fouad Negm (22 May 1929 – 3 December 2013) was an Egyptian vernacular poet. Negm is well known for his work with Egyptian composer Sheikh Imam, as well as his patriotic and revolutionary Egyptian Arabic poetry. Negm has been called "a bit of a folk hero in Egypt" or "el-Fagommi".

Negm was born in Sharqia, Egypt on 22 May 1929.

In 2007, Negm was chosen by the United Nations Poverty Action as Ambassador of the poor. Negm won the 2013 Prince Claus Award for ‘Unwavering Integrity’.

On 3 December 2013, Negm died at the age of 84 in Cairo, Egypt from a long-illness, aged 84.

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