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Famous Egyptian broadcaster of children’s programs “Abla Fadila” dies


Fadila Tawfiq, the pioneer of radio work in Egypt, has died at the age of 94, as her daughter announced today Thursday, after a parade where she imprinted generations of Egyptians through the children’s programs she presented. For “Abla Fadela”.

And her daughter Reem Ibrahim Ali wrote on her Facebook account, “Pray for my mother’s mercy…God’s survival. Great broadcaster Fadillah Tawfiq Abdel Aziz (Abla Fadillah) passed away by God’s mercy.”
Reem Ibrahim Ali did not specify the cause of death, but said the final prayers will be held after Friday prayers at the “Othman Mosque in Pickering, Canada,” where he has lived with his family since 2014.
Born on April 4, 1929, Fathila Tawfiq studied law at Cairo University, and after graduating in 1951, had a very brief experience at the law firm of Hamid Pasha Zaki, then Minister of Communications and Broadcasting.
Soon, he moved to radio work in 1953 and assisted journalist Muhammad Mahmud Shaban, known as “Baba Sharo” in presenting children’s programs, and later succeeded him in “Kinwa and His” from 1959. Katha” show after he switched to television.
Fadila Tawfiq became the most popular host of children’s programs on Egyptian radio in the sixties of the twentieth century and was known as “Abla Fadila”.
Fadillah hosted many prominent personalities, including writers and poets such as Naguib Mahfouz, Anis Mansour, Kamel al-Shennawi, and musicians such as Muhammad Abdel-Wahhab, Sayyid Makkawi, Abdel-Halim Hafiz and others.
He also presented another program titled “My Future” in which he presented personalities from different professions.
And “Abla Fadela” continued to record episodes of his show “Kinwa and His Story” from 2007 to months.
The late, sister of actress Mozna Tawfiq, held positions in Egyptian radio, including being the general director of children’s radio programs from the 1970s to the 1980s.

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