Al-Mehdhar Passed Away [Archives:2000/06/Local News]

February 7 2000

The Yemeni great poet, Abu Bakr Al-Mehdhar, 80 years old passed away Saturday in Tarim, Hadhramout. Al-Mehdhar was famous for his sweet songs that have been sung by many great singers like Abu Bakr Salim and many others. His death is a real loss for the Yemeni modern lyrical poetry writing.