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Nazim Al-Ghabra

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Kuwait
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1923
  • Age: 100
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Nazim Shafiq Atallah Al-Ghabra (1923 - October 23, 2009), a Kuwaiti cardiologist of Palestinian origin. He was born in Haifa, Palestine, and died in Kuwait.

its beginnings
He was a resident of the city of Haifa in Palestine, and his father gave him the choice between giving him the amount he allocated for him to complete his university studies, or to open a store for him and work with him in trade, but he refused and decided to study medicine. He left Palestine after the Israeli occupation, heading to Lebanon, and studied at the American University in Beirut, and he was one of the youngest doctors to graduate from it, specializing in the heart, and in the late fifties he obtained the British Royal Medical Fellowship.

After graduating in 1946, he returned to Haifa, and began helping the wounded in the 1948 war, but after the war, he found himself with thousands displaced from Palestine, and moved to Lebanon and became the main breadwinner for his family consisting of his mother, four sisters, and his father, who lost his entire business, and then settled in Cairo. .

He goes to Kuwait
He left for Iraq to work as a doctor in the Iraq Petroleum Company, then went after the catastrophe to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and then in 1952 to Kuwait, in which he lived his entire life. He left on a Kuwaiti medical mission to Britain consisting of seven doctors, where he was the doctor accompanying Sheikh Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah since the fifties and had a strong relationship with Sheikh Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah, and he was one of the medical personnel participating in the treatment of Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah in 1965.

His medical clinic was famous in the seventies and eighties in the twentieth century in Kuwait, and after the liberation of Kuwait from the Iraqi invasion, he opened his medical clinic on the second day to receive patients in the suburb of Abdullah Al-Salem.

He worked at Hadi Hospital until he was seventy-nine, then retired.

his sons
Shafiq Al-Ghabra (Doctor of Political Science).
Youssef Ghabra.
The magic of dust.
Lubna Al-Ghabra.


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