Also known as: Zahirodole Cemetry, Zahir-od-Dowleh Cemetery
Zahirodowleh Cemetery in Tehran is located between Imamzadeh Ghasem and Tajrish on the north side of Tehran, where celebrities and politicians have been buried.
Zahir-od-Dowleh Cemetery in Darband Avenue is located between Imamzadeh Ghasem and Tajrish on the north side of Tehran.
This graveyard is in a garden with an area covering 3,000 sq. m. It is the resting abode of many artists and poets such as "Rahi Mo'ayeri", "Iraj Mirza" and "Furooq Farokhzad".
Zahirodowleh was born in 1902 in Shiraz and his father was Naser al-Din Shah’s political adviser. Later he married Shah’s daughter and founded the first National theater and Orchestra in Iran. He formed a community of 110 members in 1938 to fight against despotism and dictatorship. Later on, he was named Safa Ali Shah and became famous due to his activities in the community. Then, he dedicated his house to the community and after he passed away, he was buried in this place. Since he had many famous friends who were poets, writers, and scholars, they also ordered to be buried in this place.
Notable burials :
- Ali Khan Zahir od-Dowleh (1864-1924) – Sufi leader - Gholamhossein Darvish (1872-1926) – musician - Prince Iraj Mirza (1874–1926) – Qajar prince and poet - Princess Zahra Khanom Taj os-Saltaneh (1883-1936) – Qajar princess - Mohammad Masoud (1901-1947) – journalist - Mohammad Taqi Bahar (1884-1951) – poet and scholar - Reza Mahjubi (1898-1954) – musician - Morteza Mahjoubi (1899–1965) – musician - Abolhasan Saba (1902-1957) – musician - Qamar-ol-Moluk Vaziri (1905–1959) – singer - Dariush Rafiei (1927-1959) – singer - Esmail Marzban (1867-1960) – politician - Hossein Saba (1924-1960) – musician - Ruhollah Khaleqi (1906-1965) – musician - Forough Farrokhzad (1934-1966) – poet and artist - Hossein Masrour (1890-1968) – writer - Hossein Yahaghi (1903–1968) – musician - Mohammad-Hassan Rahi Moayyeri (1909–1968) – poet - Hassan Taqizadeh (1876–1969) – politician and veteran constitutionalist - Jahanbakht Tofigh (1931–1970) – wrestler - Ali Eghbal (1899–1972) – politician - Nasrollah Saba (1886–1977) – politician - Giti Amir-Khosravi (1895–1977) – musician
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