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06/24/08

Shamlu paraphernalia purchased by son for $5M

 

TEHRAN, June 23 (Mehr News Agency) -- Iranian poet Ahmad Shamlu paraphernalia was purchased by his son Siavash on Sunday.

 

Siavash paid 5,500,000,000 rials (about 5m dollars) to the items which were kept by Shamlu's wife Ayda in the poet's house in Karaj, the Persian service of ISNA reported on Monday.

 

Siavash paid a little sum of money and will pay the entire sum in a month and will take the items. He said that he will be thinking of launching Shamlu's museum within a month.

 


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Ayda Serkisian is Shamlu's third wife who became a very instrumental figure in his life and remained with him until his death in 2000. Her first name, Ayda, appears in many of his later poems.

 

Pashaii who supervises Shamlu's works said that some of the items such as several paintings were trusted to Shamlu when he was alive. The original owners did no take the items back and liked them to be transferred to Shamlu's museum some day.

 

Shamlu (1925-2000) was one of top Iranian poets in blank verse style.

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