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Songwriter Abbas Kamandi dies at 62
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Songwriter Abbas Kamandi in an undated photo
Songwriter Abbas Kamandi in an undated photo
TEHRAN – Songwriter Abbas Kamandi died of a heart attack on Thursday morning in his hometown Sanandaj, Kordestan Province. He was 62.
 
Kamandi composed over 150 songs and collaborated with the Iranian Kurdish ensemble the Kamkars over the past 30 years, Persian media reported on Friday.
 
Born in 1952, Kamandi was keen on Kurdish folklore and began to compose poetry when he was only 16.
 
He was invited to cooperate with Radio Sanandaj after being selected as first place in a story-writing competition at the age of 18.
 
Compiling life stories of Iranian Kurdish figures and turning them into screenplays were among his other activities.
 
“Horse”, “Flight in the Cage”, “New Member of OPEC”, “Caravansary” and “First Lawyer” are among Kamandi’s other screenplays.
 
He has also written selections of poetry both in Kurdish and Persian.
 
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