Ahmed Fouad Negm / احمد فؤاد نجمAhmed Fouad Negm (Arabic: احمد فؤاد نجم‎, pronounced [ˈæħmæd foˈʔæːd ˈneɡm]; popularly known as el-Fagoumi الفاجومى ([elfæˈɡuːmi]) is an Egyptian vernacular poet. Born in Sharqia, Egypt on May 22, 1929, Negm is well-known for his work with Egyptian composer Sheikh Imam, as well as his patriotic and revolutionary Egyptian Arabic poetry. Negm has been regarded as a folk hero and voice for the Egyptian underclass.