Iranian writer and translator Media Kashigar passes away
Publish Date : Saturday 29 July 2017 - 21:03
IBNA- Iranian writer, translator and poet Media Kashigar passed away today due to lunge disease at the age of 61.
According to IBNA
correspondent, the son of Kashigar
, Maani gave news about the death of his father who died in Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Hospital
where he was under care for 10 days.
Media Kashigar was a prolific translator and writer who left several books as well as tens of articles published in the last four decades. Among his translations from French to Persian are the works of prominent writers such as Albert Camus
, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
and Eugene Ionesco
Born in Yazd, a Iranian city in 1956, he studied at a primary school in France, where his geophysicist father was then studying to receive his PhD. Later Media finished his secondary school in Razi French School in Tehran.
After studying Architecture for two years at Tehran University and Economics for four years at Melli University (now called "Shahid Beheshti University"), he dropped out the university and left his academic education uncompleted.
Speaking on this decision, he said: “I think that was wasthe best decision in my life; because in my view, I owe my interdisciplinary mind and my dislike for viewing the world with specialized one-dimensional eye to that.
Kashigar established a workshop to translate the works of Iranian artists into French. was also founded the Yalda Awards, given to fiction writers.