His parents and brother attended the prayer, which took place during assembly hour in an over crowded plaza, and thanked the AUC community for its emotional support during this time.
“My brother was everything in my life, he raised me and was always there for me,” Ahmed Badran, an AUC student, said. “We were very close he was my best friend, my father and my brother.”
Described as social and popular amongst the dorms’ residents where he lived, Badran was said to have a leader’s personality and charisma.
“Whenever he went to any place, you can feel he was there – his loud voice, his laugh and the ambiance he used to automatically generate attracted anyone in the place,” Mostafa El Saba, another of Badran’s closest friends, said.
“We both shared the same hobbies, he loved horseback-riding and he was into cars, soccer and art,” Rami El Ashram, one of Badran’s friends, remembers.
“I miss calling him every day I come to university... everything is just so different without his presence,”
“I want everyone to always pray for him and never forget him, and for those who visited his grave, please continue going and visiting my parents,” his brother added.
His family and friends have set up a donation booth in his name in front of the BEC Building.