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Born on 9 September 1938 in Rasht, Iran – died 9 October 2008 in New York.

He was born in Rasht and was brought up in Lahijan. His parents were from wealthy families of Lahijan. He graduated from Tehran University in 1962 with a degree in political science. Since becoming an illustrator and cartoonist for Kayhan and other local periodicals in 1963, he held several one-man exhibitions in Tehran.