Ahmed Sheikh Ali (Heelaale) Passes on
Inalilahi Waina Ileyhi Raajicun.
Poet Ahmed Sheikh Ali popularly know us Heelaale has passed on today in Mogadishu. He died after a long struggle with cancer.
Aged 54 he was born to a businessman and a housewife in the town of Qari Joqot of Somali State of Ogadenia. He began the art of poetry when he was 8 years old. A super linguist who mastered the rich Somali language. he was a well-known poet among the Somali speaking nations. He leaves behind a wife and 10 children.
We at NFD Dispatch send our condolences to his family and friends and ask the Almighty to forgive him and reward him with Paradise.