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Simin Behbahani Biography | Poet

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Simin Beh'bahani (Persian) (born 20 June 1927 in Tehran, Iran ) is one of the most prominent figures of the modern Persian literature and one of the most outstanding amongst the contemporary Persian poets. She is Iran's national poet and an icon of the Iranian intelligentsia and literati who affectionately refer to her as the lioness of Iran. She has been nominated twice for the Nobel Prize in literature, and has "received many literary accolades around the world."

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