Iranian poet Hossein Ahi passes away
Publish Date : Wednesday 31 July 2019 - 14:48
IBNA- Iranian poet and radio programmer Hossein Ahi who was struggling with lymph nodes cancer for some years died in Tehran yesterday. He was 66.
According to IBNA correspondent, born in Tehran in 1953, Ahi who was also prolific in research works on the Iranian classical poetry and authored over 25 books including ‘The Meters of Persian Poetry’, ‘A Study on Khayyam’ and ‘A Comprehensive Study on the Meters of Persian Poetry’ about the subject.
In his literary programs for the state-run Iranian TV titled, ‘With the Caravan of Poetry and Music’ which was broadcast in early 2000, he also strived to consider and promote Persian poetry. He had a nighttime radio program titled ‘Spectacle of the Secret’ which was aired for several years.
Ahi contributed to a number of Iranian cultural journals as well writing extensively about the works of Iranian classic poets.