Famous blind persons: Literary figures
Egypt (1973) Taha Hussain

Taha Hussain became blinded in his early childhood by a mistake of the local barber 
who also served as a villag surgeon. He overce the odds to gain the highest levels of
education in Egypt, followed by a PhD from the Sorbonne University in France, and 
achieve wide recognition and honors as a writer, faculty member, dean, minister of 
education, and a Nobel prize nominee in literature. 

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