Egyptian writer Milad Hanna died
Cairo - Dalia Ahmed
Prominent Egyptian writer Milad Hanna died after his health deteriorated in his family home in Alexandria; he was 88 years old.
Hanna's family said his funeral services will be held at Patriarchate of Alexandria on Thursday.
Hanna was born in Cairo in 1924 and recevied a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the University of Cairo in 1945. He did his PhD in Structural Engineering at St. Andrew university in Scotland in 1950 and was appointed lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering at University of Alexandria from 1945 to 1947.
He was also an assistant manager in Egypt's Traffic Authority and he supervised the construction of Sohag-Akhmim bridge between 1951 and 1953. He was a teacher and an assistant professor then a professor of construction at the Faculty of Engineering at Ain Shams University. Hanna was an emeritus professor in engineering in Ain Shams since 1984.
Hanna was influencail as a writer in "Al-Ahram" newspaper.
Hanna has written several scientific books including: "I want a house", "Studies and Working Papers on Housing Issues in Egypt", issued by the parliament in 1985, "Memories of September", "the Seven Columns of the Egyptian Character", "Arab Human Need for Housing" and many more.
Hanna won several international awards including: "Pride of Egypt" from the Association of reporters and foreign journalists in 1998, the Swiss "Polar Star" award in 1998 among others.
He was interested in politics in Sudan and expressed significant interest in issues related to the Nile and water security.
Hanna wrote extensively on national unity, humanitarian integration between Muslims and Copts in Egypt.