With his famous square-shaped eye glasses, unchangeable hair style, and calm look, Google featured the photo of late novelist Ahmed Khaled Tawfik in a doodle celebrating his birth anniversary. Calmly sitting in front of his stories’ famous portrayed characters he spent decades in formulating.
The youth’s godfather, as he was always known among his passionate readers, who grew up living beneath the metaphysical world he created in his most famous novel series, Ma Wara Altabia (Paranormal), closed his eyes for the last time in April 2018 at the age of 55, due to a chronic heart condition.
The doodle featured the senior, smart, ironic doctor Refa’at Ismail, who was the main character of Tawfik’s Paranormal.
Also, in commemoration of his birth anniversary, Dar El Karma publishing house released Tawfik’s latest short story collection which he wrote just before his death. The collection was named Rofakaa’ El-Leil (The Night’s Mates).
The publishing house agreed with Tawfik’s family to publish the last 11 stories he wrote, on his birthday, on 11 June. The stories come to end a long career of Tawfik’s enriching writings over the past 20 years.