Baligh Hamdi (بليغ حمدي) (Oct 7, 1932 - Sept 17, 1993) was an Egyptian composer who created hit songs for many prominent Arabic singers, during the 1960s and 1970s especially. Born Baligh Abdel Hamid Hamdi Morsi in October 7, 1932 Shubra district of Cairo. His father was a professor of physics at King Fuad I University (now Cairo University). He learned to play the violin at age nine, and the oud two or three years later. He took music lessons with a variety of teachers throughout childhood and teenage years.