Simin Behbahani

Simin Behbahani, her surname also appears as Bihbahani (née Siminbar Khalili;[1] Persian: سیمین بهبهانی; 20 July 1927 – 19 August 2014) was a prominent Iranian contemporary poet, lyricist and activist. She is known for her poems in a ghazal-style of poetic form. She was an icon of modern Persian poetry, Iranian intelligentsia and literati who affectionately refer to her as the lioness of Iran.[1][2] She was nominated twice for the Nobel Prize in literature, and "received many literary accolades around the world."[3]

Simin Behbahani
سیمین بهبهانی
Simin Behbahani in 2007
Born
Siminbar Khalili[1]

(1927-07-20)20 July 1927
Died19 August 2014(2014-08-19) (aged 87)
Burial placeBehesht-e Zahra
NationalityIranian
Other namesSimin Bihbahani, Simin Khalili
EducationUniversity of Tehran
OccupationPoet, lyricist, writer
Spouse(s)
Hassan Behbahani
(m. 1946; div. 1970)

Manouchehr Koshyar
(m. 1971; died 2002)
Parents

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