Houshang Ebtehaj prominent poet dies at 94

The renowned poet, master of modern ghazal and scholar of Persian literature Amir Houshang Ebtehaj, who also worked under the pen name H.E. Sayeh (meaning shadow), died on Aug. 10 in Cologne, Germany, at the age of  94. Mr. Ebtehaj was reportedly hospitalized for a few days in June after experiencing a kidney-related health problem. The poet’s daughter, Yalda Ebtehaj, announced her father’s death in a poetic tweet: “Look, look around, and search this house, where you are strangers, so explore it as visitors. Our Sayeh has now joined those who passed away long ago.”