Tragically, this famous Lebanese scientist is a homeless man in his old age

Tragically, this famous Lebanese scientist became a homeless man in his old age. Georges Gerges was once a scientist and lecturer at the most prestigious university in Lebanon. This 90-year-old grandfather lost most of his property during the civil war. He also lost hope due to a corrupt political system.

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Georges Gerges, 90, nicknamed "Captain," lit a cigarette while sitting on a corner of a street in Dora's industrial estate on the northern outskirts of Beirut, Lebanon, on Wednesday (8/11). Gerges was once a renowned scientist and lecturer at one of Lebanon's most prestigious universities. However, now he has to pass through his old days as a homeless man.

© AFP Photo / Joseph Eid
This language-speaking grandfather lost most of his wealth during the civil war that hit Lebanon.

© AFP Photo / Joseph Eid
Not only that, he also lost hope because of Lebanon's corrupt political system.

© AFP Photo / Joseph Eid
Gerges is now spending his time on the streets.

© AFP Photo / Joseph Eid
His body looks shabby because it is neglected.

© AFP Photo / Joseph Eid
Gerges spends his time on the streets with wild cats.
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