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Riyadh Road Named in Honour of Late Saudi Poet Prince Badr

Prince Badr bin Abdul Mohsen was a pioneer in the popularisation of Saudi poetry among Arab audiences.

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Riyadh Road Named in Honour of Late Saudi Poet Prince Badr

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has ordered a road in Riyadh to be named after the late poet Prince Badr bin Abdul Mohsen. This was done at the request of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to memorialise Prince Badr’s influence on Saudi and Arabic literature.

Prince Badr bin Abdul Mohsen, a national icon, died in May at the age of 75 in Paris. He was a pioneer in the popularisation of Saudi poetry among Arab audiences, and is known for his five poetry collections which combine traditional and modernist styles of Arabic poetry. Many esteemed Arab artists, including Talal Maddah, Mohammed Abdu, Karin Al-Sahir and Assala, have immortalised his poetry in their music.

The road is located west of Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University, with King Salman Road bordering it to the north and Al-Thumamah Road bordering it to the south.

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