Ahmadreza Ahmadi, an acclaimed Iranian poet, screenwriter and painter has died at the age of 83, local media reported on July 11.
Ahmadi passed away after months of fighting illness, leaving behind an indelible legacy in the world of literature and the arts.
He is seen as the founder of New Wave Poetry in Iran and a pioneer of surrealism in children's literature.
Among his most famous works, the book “Journey at Night” pertains to social issues, peace, coexistence and tolerance.
Ahmadi received numerous awards throughout his career, including the prestigious Bijan Jalali Literary Award in 2005.
His writings have been translated into many languages, including Arabic, Armenian, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Korean.
Furthermore, Ahmadi showcased his artistic versatility through countless solo and group painting exhibitions.