Sadly I heard the news of death of Mr. Akabr Radi! That was so sad that I was in shock for a while! He may be not known but the second Iranian generation outside the country but for the first who follow cultural and literature events is pretty known. According to experts of Iranian literature, he was the most famous and the most eminent Iranian dramatist. He was also known as the Iranian Chekhov! Many famous actors and actresses played his plays, including Mashayekhi, Entezami and Farahani. We miss him so much. God bless him Also I found the following link about him;

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The prominent Iranian director and playwright Akbar Radi has died in Tehran after years of struggling with a bone marrow malignancy. 

Radi who was born in the city of Rasht in 1939 completed his studies at the University of Tehran in social sciences. He published his first story Rain in 1959. 

The 68-year-old playwright whose works have been compared with those of Anton Chekhov and Henrik Ibsen passed away in a Tehran hospital on Dec. 24th, 2007. 

'Melody of a Rainy City', 'The Descent', 'The Fishermen', 'Death in Autumn', 'The Glorious Smile of Mr. Gil' and 'Beneath the Saqqakhaneh Passage' are among his well-known works.

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Akbar Radi (Persianاکبر رادی) who was born in the city of Rasht in 1939[1] completed his studies at the University of Tehran in social sciences. He published his first story Rain in 1959.

The 68-year-old playwright whose works have been compared with those of Anton Chekhov and Henrik Ibsen died in a Tehran hospital on Dec. 24th, 2007.

'Melody of a Rainy City', 'The Descent', 'The Fishermen', 'Death in Autumn', 'The Glorious Smile of Mr. Gil' and 'Beneath the Saqqakhaneh Passage' are among his well-known works.

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Akbar Radi (Persianاکبر رادی) who was born in the city of Rasht in 1939 completed his studies at the University of Tehran in social sciences. He published his first story Rain in 1959.

The 68-year-old playwright whose works have been compared with those of Anton Chekhov and Henrik Ibsen died in a Tehran hospital on Dec. 24th, 2007.

'Melody of a Rainy City', 'The Descent', 'The Fishermen', 'Death in Autumn', 'The Glorious Smile of Mr. Gil' and 'Beneath the Saqqakhaneh Passage' are among his well-known works.

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Over the 40 years of its existence, the Sangelaj has been like a home to numerous theatrical figures and has presented many plays by those who lived their lives for the theater. Their footsteps can still be heard in the building. 

Akbar Radi was born October 2, 1939. This year, the Sangelaj played host to the birth anniversary of the late artist who is no longer among his fans. Radi departed from his friends, family and fans on December 26, 2007 at the age of 68. 

The Sangelaj hosted many today, like his wife Hamideh-Banu Onqa, author Mahmud Dowlatabadi, stage directors Pari Saberi, Hadi Marzban and cineastes Jafar Vali, Daniel Hakimi, Shokr-e Khoda Gudarzi and many more. 

Marzban restaged Akbar Radi’s “Hamlet with Season Salad” on this day and it was as if Radi were there watching the play. 

Actors Behruz Baqaii, Reza Fayyazi, Farzaneh Kaboli, Bahareh Rahnama, Rasul Najafian, Ferdows Kaviani, Amir Dejakam and Ayyub Aqakhani played as if they felt Radi in every part of their roles. 

Marzban once again wished that Radi could have been among the audience to watch the play, saying, “Radi had dedicated ‘Hamlet with Season Salad’ to me and (wife) Farzaneh Kaboli in the last edition of the book.” 

“Radi was a playwright who will be remembered by future generations better than us, and when future actors need help in their roles, they will refer to Radi and his works,” Dowlatabadi said. 

His wife Onqa also broke into tears and wished that Radi was still alive among his friends on his birthday. Radi died of cancer at Tehran’s Pars Hospital at age 68. 

Akbar Radi was born in Rasht, Gilan Province. In 1955, he became acquainted with the works of author Sadeq Hedayat and began to write. His first story, “Dead Mouse”, was published in the Tehran daily Kayhan and later, he became interested in playwriting. 

Radi regarded his birthplace Gilan as his permanent domicile and had a nostalgic feeling about the province. He had great interest in his childhood memories and depicted them in his plays using sets with large houses with several rooms, wooden ceilings, carpets from Kashan, gardens with lots of flowers, and even foggy weather and rain. 

His play “Melody of a Rainy City” is about his beloved Gilan Province. His feeling for the place was so strong that he named one of the main characters in the play after the province. 

“Melody of Rainy City”, “The Descent”, “The Fishermen”, “Death in the Autumn”, and “Slowly with the Rose” are among his numerous plays. 

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