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. […]