Kamal Hassan Ali

Not to be confused with the actor Kamal Haasan.
Kamal Hassan Ali

Kamal Hassan Ali
Prime Minister of Egypt
In office
17 July 1984  4 September 1985
President Hosni Mubarak
Preceded by Ahmad Fuad Mohieddin
Succeeded by Ali Mahmoud Lutfi
Minister of Defence of Egypt
In office
5 October 1978  14 May 1980
Preceded by Abdel Ghani el-Gamasy
Succeeded by Ahmed Badawi
Personal details
Born (1921-09-18)18 September 1921
Cairo, Sultanate of Egypt
Died 27 March 1993(1993-03-27) (aged 71)
Cairo, Egypt
Religion Islam
Military service
Allegiance Egypt
Service/branch Army
Years of service 1942-1980
Rank Colonel General
Unit Corps of Engineers (6th Sapper Battalion)
Commands Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces

General Kamal Hassan Ali (IPA: [kæˈmæːl ˈħæsæn ˈʕæli]; 18 September 1921 – 27 March 1993) was an Egyptian politician and military hero.


Jimmy Carter, Moshe Dayan and Kamal Hassan Ali at Blair House, 1978.

Ali was born in Cairo on 18 September 1921.[1] He attended medical school, but did not finish it and joined military academy.[1] He was commissioned as a combat engineering officer in 1942, and served as a sapper and pioneer commander with the British Army during the World War II.

He was involved in the 1948 Arab–Israeli War and as Engineer-in-Chief the Yom Kippur War. Between 1973 and 1975, he was commander of the Central Military Zone. He was head of the Egyptian Intelligence Service from 1975 to 1978.[1] After that, he served as minister of defense and military production under president Anwar Sadat.[2] Ali also played a role in peace negotiations between Egypt and Israel, resulting in a treaty in 1979. From 1980 to 1984, he was the deputy prime minister and foreign secretary.[1]

He was the Prime Minister of Egypt from 17 July 1984 to 4 September 1985.[1] Then he became the chairman of the Egyptian-Gulf Bank in 1986.[2] He was head of the Egyptian General Intelligence Directorate from 1986 to 1989.[2]

Kamal Hassan Ali was married to Amal Khairy and had two children.[1] He died in Cairo on 27 March 1993 at the age of 71 and was buried with a military funeral.[1]


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Adel Darwish (30 March 1993). "Obituary: Lt-Gen Kamal Hassan Ali". The Independent. Retrieved 25 December 2013.
  2. 1 2 3 "Kamal Hassan Ali, 72; Was Premier of Egypt". The New York Times. 28 March 1993. Retrieved 25 December 2013.
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Political offices
Preceded by
Ahmad Fuad Mohieddin
Prime Minister of Egypt
17 July 1984 – 4 September 1985
Succeeded by
Ali Mahmoud Lutfi
Political offices
Preceded by
Mustafa Khalil
Foreign Minister of Egypt
Succeeded by
Ahmed Asmat Abdel-Meguid
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