Tehran street to be named after writer, director Nader Ebrahimi

March 6, 2011 - 0:0

TEHRAN -- The Tehran City Council has recently approved a proposal to name a Tehran street after veteran Iranian writer and director Nader Ebrahimi.

The Seventeenth Street of the Kargar Avenue will be renamed Nader Ebrahimi, his widow Farzaneh Mansuri told the Persian service of ISNA on Saturday.
Ebrahimi lived the last twenty years of his life at a home located on the street.
“This decision to name the street after Ebrahimi is an appreciation of an author who spent his life writing to raise the culture of his country,” Mansuri said.
She hopes that the Tehran Municipality will install a stele at the street to introduce Ebrahimi to the passersby, who do not know him.
Ebrahimi died at 72 from Alzheimer’s disease in his home in Tehran in June 2008. He was afflicted by the disease and left job in 2001.
He is known mostly as a novelist. “Three Looks at the Man Coming From”, “Forty Short Letters to My Wife”, “A Man in Last Banishment”, “On the Blue Red Paths”, “Tomorrow Is Not Like Today”, “Ibn Mashghaleh”, “A Quiet Loving”, and “Dragon’s Tale” are some of the many books he has written.
Ebrahimi began his career as a director with the TV series “Fire without Smoke” and the screen version called “The Sound of the Desert” (1975). His second and last film was “The Day When the Air Stopped”.
He also directed “Hami and Kami in “Long Journeys to Their Homeland”, another TV series which was broadcasted by the Iranian state TV before the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979.
Photo: Iranian author and director Nader Ebrahimi in an undated photo