Renowned Iranian poetess Simin Behbahani passes away

Simin Behbahani
Simin Behbahani

Famous Iranian poet Simin Behbahani died after a battle with coronary and respiratory ailment.

The Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported the passing of prominent contemporary poetess Simin Behbahani on August 19, 2014. The following is an excerpt of a report the official news agency released on the death of this great poet:

Prominent Iranian sonneteer Simin Behbahani was pronounced dead at Tehran’s Pars Hospital early Tuesday.

A hospital official confirmed the passing of Mrs. Behbahani and said, “The well-known poet, who was admitted to the hospital a while ago for respiratory and coronary problems and slipped into a coma on August 6, died early today.”

She was 87 years old and was known for her sonnets which were embraced by musicians. […]

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