Mohamed Siddiq El-Minshawi was known for his sad and inspiring voice when he recited the Quran.
Born on January 20, 1920 in the city of Al Minshah in Sohag Governorate of Egypt, Minshawi was raised in a family of Quran reciters.
He learned the entire Quran by heart at the age of 8 and a year later began learning Quran recitation.
Minshawi soon become a prominent Qari both in the styles of Tahqiq and Tarteel.
He traveled to many countries, including Indonesia, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iraq, Pakistan and Sudan, for Quran recitation.
Minshawi died in 1969 at the age of 49.
Egypt is known in the Muslim world as a country where some of the best Quran reciters have emerged in recent decades.
They include prominent Qaris like Abdul Basit Abdus Samad, Minshawi, Shahat Mohamed Anwar, and Mustafa Esmail.