IBNA- Veteran Iranian fiction writer and playwright Naser Irani died in his home in Tehran on Wednesday after a long term battle with illness. He was 81.
Iranian writer and a close friend of Irani Qasem-Ali Ferasat toldIBNA that based on Irani’s will, his body will be donated to the University of Tehran for scientific and educational purposes. “Tehran University will organize a memorial service for the late author in the near future,” he said.
At the age of 14 Irani joined the Iranian communist party Hezb-e Toudeh (Party of the Masses) but at the age of 18 he revoked his membership. He began his career as a writer in the 1960s and made a name for himself with the novel ‘Long Live Death’.
When Iraq invaded Iran and the period of Sacred Defense began in 1980, he went to the frontline to portray the events of the war.
Among his other works are: ‘The Hole’, ‘The Elephant in the Dark House’, ‘In the End’ and ‘The Pictorial Story to Warn Children under and above Fifty’.
The author also penned a number plays, including 'Transform Us to Copper' and 'Three Boring Plays'.