London, Feb 6 (ANI): The guessing game sparked by French minister Rachida Dati over the identity of her daughter's father has apparently come to an end after a new book suggested that he was a Middle Eastern prosecutor.
In their book, Belle-Amie (Beautiful Friend), journalists Michael Darmon and Yves Derai claim that the father of Zohra, is Qatar's prosecutor general, Ali Bin Fetais al-Marri.
The 43-year-old controversial leader, who has made several trips to Qatar in recent times, has declined to name the father, reports the Telegraph.
However, she has told reporters "the daddy travels a lot".
The prosecutor joins a long list of names, including leading French television host Jacques Essebag (popularly known as Arthur), Henri Proglio, a prominent Paris businessman, Dominique Desseigne, a hotel and casino tycoon, and Jose Maria Aznar, the former Spanish prime minister.
All have denied being the claims but Dati has remained mum on the subject.
The new book refers to Guy de Maupassant's 1885 novel Bel Ami, the story of journalist's corrupt rise from a lowly officer to one of the most successful men in Paris, majority of which he gets by manipulating a series of powerful and wealthy mistresses.
In Belle-Amie, Dati can be seen as cynically ambitious.
Dati made headlines last month by giving birth by C-section and returning to work five days later in time for the announcement of a major justice reform. (ANI)