Son of Egypt's first president working as taxi driver

Published September 28th, 2010 - 04:17 GMT
Muhammad Naguib and Nasser
Muhammad Naguib and Nasser

The son of Egypt's first president is working as a taxi driver, looking for a decent life after the turmoil. The Saudi Okaz newspaper reported that Yusuf, son of Egyptian President Muhammad Naguib, has been working during the day as a driver for an Egyptian construction company, and at night as a taxi driver to improve his financial situation and overcome the difficult living conditions.

In recent times, various Egyptian media outlest raised the issue and called the government to allocate a monthly salary for the only remaining son of the country's first President in order for him to to be able to live a decent life and in respect for the history and his father. 

Muhammad Naguib was born in 1901 and died in 1984. He served as the first President of Egypt, from the declaration of the Republic on June 18, 1953 to November 14, 1954. Along with Gamal Abdel Nasser, he was one of the prominent leaders of the Egyptian Revolution of 1952, which ended the rule of the Muhammad Ali Dynasty in Egypt and Sudan. Disagreements with Nasser led to his forced removal from office, and subsequent 18 year house arrest until his release by President Anwar El-Sadat in 1972. 

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