Authorities condole demise of Hamid Sabzevari

TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) – A number of Iranian officials, including President Rouhani and Parliament Speaker Larijani, have extended their condolences over the demise of contemporary poet Hamid Sabzevari.

The veteran Iranian poet, also known as ‘the father of Islamic Revolution poetry’, Hamid Sabzevari passed away in a Tehran hospital on Saturday at the age of 91.

Many Iranian officials, including President Hassan Rouhani, Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani, Head of Strategic Research Center of the Expediency Council Ali Akbar Velayati, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari, Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati as well as Academy of Persian Language and Literature Director Gholamali Haddad Adel offered condolences over the death of Sabzevari.

In his message, Iran’s Rouhani deemed Sabzevari as a master of poetry in different styles and composer of pleasant pieces for the Islamic Revolution and Sacred Defense era who managed to register the important events of the Revolution in the nation’s long-lasting memory by remaining committed to the values as well as by taking advantage of his artistic taste.

Ali Larijani, in a separate message, said Maestro Sabzevari always devoted his art and talent to the people and the Islamic Revolution in line with vision enhancement and revolutionary fervor.

FM Spokesman Jaberi Ansari also condoled the demise of Hamid Sabzevari stressing that his poems act like a calendar for the major events of the Islamic Revolution.

Velayati, in his message of condolence, said invaluable lyrics of Sabzevari during and after the Revolution will record his name in history and remain as a lasting legacy and spiritual heritage among enthusiasts.

Born in 1925, Sabzevari began composing poetry at the age of 14 and wrote poems in different styles including couplets, sonnets and blank verse.

In 1979, he composed ‘Khomeini, Oh Imam!’ in praise of Imam Khomeini, the founder of Islamic Revolution.

He is the composer of ‘USA, USA, Shame on Your Deceits!’, which was performed by a chorus and solo tenor Esfandiar Qarabaghi after the occupation of the US embassy in Tehran in 1979.

 

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