Rare photos of Sadegh Hedayat

On April 4, 1951, he took his own life by gassing himself. The circumstances of his death are still under debate. Many of his characters in his fiction commit suicide, as in ‘Abji Khanom’, ‘Whirlpool’, and ‘Buried Alive’. Nevertheless, he also wrote in a letter to a friend in Paris: “I have taken my decision.