Rare photos of Sadegh Hedayat

On 9 April 1951, he plugged all the doors and windows of his rented apartment with cotton, then turned on the gas valve, committing suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning. Two days later, his body was found by police, with a note left behind for his friends and companions that read, “I left and broke your heart. That is all.”He is widely remembered as “a major symbol of persian nationalism.”The English poet John Heath-Stubbs published an elegy, “A Cassida for Sadegh Hedayat”, in A Charm Against the Toothache in 1954.