Iran commemorates Shahriar on Nat'l Day of Persian Poetry-Literature

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Tehran, IRNA – Mohammad Hossein Behjat-Tabrizi, mainly known by his pen-name Shahriar, was commemorated on Sunday on a National Day of Persian Poetry and Literature.

The National Day of Persian Poetry and Literature is observed across Iran on September 18 every year, a day named after Shahriar.

Speaking during the 6th International Congress on Persian Poetry and Literature, Mahmoud Shalouei, an aide to the Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance, said that the late Shahriar was a leading poet both in Persian and Azari languages in which he has reached the peaks.

He said that Shahriar connected mysticism with poetry in the contemporary period.

Shahriar, a legendary Iranian poet of Azari origin, was born in 1907 in Tabriz and died in 1988 in Tehran aged 81.

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