Simin Behbahani

 

 

 

Age: 87

 

Summary: Iranian poet whose writing focused on the challenges facing Iran in the wake of its Islamic Revolution in 1979 and women's rights as Iranian singers often used Behbahani's poems in love songs.

 

 

Cause of Death: Heart failure and respiratory ailment

 

Born: June 20, 1927

 

Died: August 19, 2014

 

Location: Tehran, Iran