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Widow of former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat dies in Egypt – Times of India


Jehan Sadat, widow of assassinated Egyptian president Anwar Sadat, lays a wreath at his tomb contained in the memorial of the Unknown Soldier in Cairo, Egypt, Oct 6, 2015. Jehan Sadat died in Cairo on Friday, July 9, 2021, on the age of 87. (AP)

CAIRO: Jehan Sadat, 87, widow of former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, the primary Arab chief to make peace with Israel, died in Egypt on Friday, the nation’s state information company MENA reported.
In current weeks, the native media reported that Jehan had been in an Egyptian hospital and battling most cancers. Last 12 months, Jehan obtained medical remedy in the United States however shortly after she returned residence, her situation had deteriorated, her household had instructed the native press. No additional particulars about her sickness had been made accessible.
On Friday, President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi‘s workplace mourned Jehan as a task mannequin for Egyptian ladies, granted her a prestigious nationwide award and introduced the naming of a key freeway in Cairo after her.
In August 1933, Jehan was born in Cairo to an Egyptian center-class father and a British mom. In 1949, she was married to Anwar Sadat, a army officer on the time who afterward served as Egypt’s president from 1970 till his assassination in 1981. The couple had given delivery to a few daughters, Noha, Gihan, Lobna and a son, Gamal.



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