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The person’s name that is on the Syrian Lira in the picture is Dyab Abdulla Fares from Harasta, Damascus countryside.

He was born in 1933.

The Syrian Central Bank chose his picture because he was one of the best workers in the Glass factory in Kadam, Damascus countryside.

The Syrian government sent him to Belgium for training in the Seventy’s.  

This Syrian worker retired in 1980 and died at the age of 72.

One of the funny stories known about him: a police man stopped him asking for his ID, he answered: my ID is in your pocket.

M.T

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