|Shahnameh expert Azizollah Joveini dies at 87||
He was admitted to the Tehran Clinic Hospital due to internal bleeding last week and shortly afterwards he went into a coma and finally died in the early hours of Wednesday, some Persian news websites reported.
A professor of the Persian literature at the University of Tehran, Joveini spent about decade providing an improved version of the Shahnameh based the earliest surviving manuscript, which is kept at the Central National Library of Florence in Italy.
Explanations and interpretations were added to the complicated verses of the version of the Shahnameh and the stories have also been written in prose, Joveini had said in October 2012 when he completed the work.
He provided a new Persian translation of the Nahj-ul-Balagha, a book that contains the sermons, letters, and sayings of Imam Ali (AS).
Joveini will be buried in Tehran’s Behesht Zahra Cemetery on Thursday morning, his son Maziar told the Persian service of FNA.
“He was eager to be buried in the courtyard of the mausoleum of Ferdowsi in Tus,” he said.
“But, I have recently learned that burial is prohibited in the site based base on rules,” he added.
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