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Mohamed Mjid (Arabic: محمد امجيد‎1916–20 March 2014) was a Moroccan politician and president of the Royal Moroccan Tennis Federation.[1][2][3]

Mohamed Mjid
محمد امجيد
President of the Royal Moroccan Tennis Federation
In office
1964–2009
Succeeded byFayçal Laraichi
Safi MP
In office
1977–1992
Personal details
BornApril 14, 1916
Safi, Morocco
Died20 March 2014
Rabat
Political partyNational Rally of Independents

LifeEdit

In his youth Mohamed Mjid was a militant in the national movement for the independence of Morocco, activities for which he was arrested and imprisoned. After the independence he became active in politics and NGOs. In 1964 he was appointed as the president of the Tennis Federation, a position he held until 2009. He was also elected as an MP for Safi, as part of the National Rally of Independents.[1][2]

On 20 March 2014, Mjid died in a hospital in Rabat and was buried in Casablanca. His funerals were attended by high-profile personalities such as Fouad Ali El Himma and Prince Rachid, the brother of Mohammed VI.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Mohamed Benkhallouk. (29 March 2014). "Mohamed Mjid, une vie entière dédiée à l'action". La Vie Eco. Archived from the original on 15 April 2014. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  2. ^ a b El Mahjoub Rouane (20 March 2014). "Décès de Mohamed Mjid Un acteur associatif et un sportif hors pair". Le Matin. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  3. ^ "المستشار الهمة أمام جلال الموت مجيد مؤسس الحزب الحر التقدمي مع احماد والحاج". Al Ousboue. 12 April 2014. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Mohamed Mjid n'est plus." La Vie Eco. 20 March 2014. Archived from the original on 15 April 2014. Retrieved 14 April 2014.