The death of the director of the series "Bab Al Hara" Bassam Al Mulla, at the age of 66

The prominent Syrian director Bassam Al Mulla died in the Lebanese city of Zahle at the age of 66, after directing and supervising most parts of the famous Levantine Environment series "Bab Al Hara", a source in the Syrian Artists Syndicate told AFP on Saturday.

The Syrian Artists Syndicate mourned al-Mulla on its official Facebook page, saying, "The Damascus branch of the Artists Syndicate mourns the death of fellow artist Bassam al-Mulla."

The head of the Damascus branch of the Syndicate of Artists, Tamader Ghanem, told AFP that Mullah died in the city of Zahle in the Bekaa region in eastern Lebanon, and "work is underway to transfer his body and prepare his funeral in Damascus."

"He died naturally and was suffering from diabetes," she added.

A number of artists, including Amal Arafa, Qusai Khouli, Shukran Murtaja and Sulaf Fawakherji, mourned him.

Al Mulla comes from an artistic family, as he is the son of the late artist Adham Al Mulla, and his two brothers, directors Moamen and Bashar.

Bassam Al Mulla started his career as assistant director in the series (Family Experiences) with director Alaa El Din Kokash, then an executive director in some works before presenting his first series (Al Khashkhash) in 1991.

He excelled in presenting television series that express the details and development of social life in Syria, including (Ayam Shamiya), (Al Khawali), (Nights of Salhia) and (Souk al-Harir). It was).

However, his most famous and profound work remains in the viewers' conscience, which is the series (Bab Al-Hara), which he presented in 12 parts, in which most of the stars of Syria participated.

And his creativity was not limited to television drama, as he presented a number of variety programs, including (Al-Layl wa Al-Nujoum), (Basat Al-Reeh) and (Daoud in Hollywood).

He won many awards at the Cairo Radio and Television Festival and the Best Directing Award for the first part of (Bab Al-Hara) at the Arab Television Festival in Tunis in 2007.

"Bab Al-Hara", whose events take place in one of the Damascus neighborhoods during the French mandate nearly a century ago, achieved overwhelming Arab success, especially in its early parts, until it became a reference in the work of the Levantine environment.

Al-Mulla's colleagues also call him "Professor of Levantine Environment Drama Directors" after he achieved widespread public success for old series, such as Shamiya Days, Al-Khawali, and Layali Al-Salihiya.

His death came as a shock to his colleagues and friends in the artistic community, especially as he was only suffering from routine symptoms of diabetes.

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