Who was Khodadad Farmanfarmaian?

His battle with lung cancer was not known by everyone. When he died, Dr Khodadad Farmanfarmaian left a big void in this world. At Khodadad’s memorial, after all the tearful and inspirational speeches had been made, his daughter, Juni, asked everyone present to raise their drinks to a very special man. Somehow it was to his credit that the atmosphere was one of celebration and not mourning. One felt that perhaps his spirit was enjoying the event, or at least that’s what he would have wanted. Later when all had been said and done, family members gathered up his pictures, and as the grand room slowly emptied, the large candle that had shone so bright that night was extinguished.