The calligrapher who made the national flag of Saudi Arabia passed away

Riyadh: The well-known calligrapher Saleh Al-Mansuf, who designed the flag of Saudi Arabia, died at the age of 86. Coincidentally, he died on the same day as the national flag of Saudi Arabia.

Saleh Al-Mansouf had the honor of writing the Kalma Tayyaba on the flag of Saudi Arabia 50 years ago and updating the style of the sword. He was the first Saudi calligrapher to draw a sword using the white color of the Saudi Arabian flag in the early 1960s.

The late calligrapher Salih Al-Mansoof wrote the word Tayyaba in white on the green flag above this sword. In those days, modern technology and printing equipment were not generally available.

Apart from this, he was also among the first calligraphers whose writings adorned the credentials and certificates of countless graduates of Imam Muhammad Bin Saud University, and he continued to write these educational credentials for a long time.

Late Al-Mansuf was also commissioned by Riyadh Municipality to prepare calligraphy panels for use in official events and programs.

It should be noted that earlier this month, Saudi Arabia announced the annual National Flag Day to commemorate March 11, 1937. King Abdulaziz Al Saud, the founder of modern Saudi Arabia, approved the current flag to represent the kingdom on March 11, 1937.

The decision to celebrate this day was made under a royal decree issued by King Salman bin Abdulaziz.

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