Parvaneh Bahar, the daughter of Malik Al-Shaarai Bahar, passed away

Mohammad-Taqi Bahar (1886 – 1951), widely known as Malek osh-Sho’arā and Malek osh-Sho’arā Bahār (“poet laureate,” literally: the king of poets), was a renowned Iranian poet, scholar, politician, journalist, historian and Professor of Literature. Although he was a 20th-century poet, his poems are fairly traditional and strongly nationalistic in character. Bahar was father of prominent Iranist, linguist, mythologist and Persian historian Mehrdad Bahar.