Sohrab Sepehri was an Iranian poet, author and painter. He was one of the most important temporary poets of Iran and his poems have been translated into many languages such as English, French, Spanish and Italian.
Sohrab Sepehri was born on 15th of Mehr 1307. He lived in Kashan as a child in his great grand parents’ garden in Darvazeh Ata Neighborhood. Sohrab Sepehri used to paint and compose poetry. His family was accustomed to culture, art and literature and the effect that Sohrab Sepehri woulg receive from such an environment would help form his beliefs and personality in his life. The mature behavior of Sohrab with his family members, friends, acquaintances, artists and those connected to him was a sign of his spiritual and philantropical maturity.
Sohrab Sepehri compiled all his eight books and his épopée in “Eight Books” in 1355.
Eight Books is a whole manifestation of the spiritual journey of the poet seeking truth. It is also one of the most influential collections in the history of Iran’s modern poetry.
Sohrab Sepehri passed away on the first day of Ordibehesht 1359 at 6 o’clock in the afternoon in Pars Hospital in Tehran for suffering from leukemia.