Jubra’il bin Bishara bin Khalil Tikla was a Lebanese author, journalist and one of the owners of Al-Ahram Newspaper. Born in Cairo, Jubra’il received his education at Al-Yasu’iya School. His father, one of the founders of Al-Ahram, died when Jubra’il was young and his mother took care of the newspaper until he was able to take over in 1912. He dedicated his time to managing and expanding the business, as well as perfecting the printing process. Tikla travelled to Paris, where he studied economic and political science before receiving a degree in law. In addition to Arabic, he attained fluency in French, English and Italian. He was a member of several contribution companies, clubs, as well as a member of the Egyptian Parliament. Jubra’il was later elected as a syndicate of the Egyptian journalists. He died in Cairo in 1943.
Yasmeen Serhan 2015-07-06T06:56:37+00:00