Family to donate Jamshid Mashayekhi’s memorabilia to Film Museum of Iran 

April 8, 2019 - 18:30

TEHRAN – Jamshid Mashayekhi’s family plans to donate a collection of the legendary actor’s memorabilia to the Film Museum of Iran.

“Earlier Actor Reza Kianian had asked us to donate the awards and memorabilia of my father to the museum. All the family members welcomed the proposal and we are planning to do it in the near future,” Mashayekhi’s elder son, Nader, told the Persian service of ISNA on Monday.

Mashayekhi, the star of the acclaimed movies “Kamalolmolk” and “Chrysanthemum”, died last Tuesday at the age of 85.

“I must thank the dear people of Iran who actively participated in my father’s funeral ceremony. People are so kind and had come such long ways from other cities to attend the ceremony,” he said.

Nader, who was the former conductor of the Tehran Symphony Orchestra, also expressed thanks to different organizations that collaborated in organizing the funeral ceremony.

“I also give my special thanks to Tehran City Council member Ahmad Masjed-Jamei who helped us a lot, as well as my father’s longtime friends Iraj Rad and Ali Nasirian,” he added.

The Tehran City Council gave its approval on Sunday to rename Jeem Street in the Velenjak neighborhood, the location of the late Jamshid Mashayekhi’s house, after the legendary actor.

Photo: Jamshid Mashayekhi holds the award for best supporting actor for his role in director Yadollah Samadi’s “My Lady” during the 7th Iran Cinema Celebration at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on September 11, 2003. (IRNA)


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