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Iran’s long-serving journalist Behmanesh passes away

TEHRAN Times – Iran’s long-serving journalist Ataollah Behmanesh passed away at the age of 94 in Tehran’s Bank Melli Hospital on Sunday.

His death happened to coincide with the World Sports Journalists Day on July 2.

Behmanesh was in hospital for a month after suffering a stroke.

He started his career in 1950 in an Iranian sports weekly and also worked in Keyhan Varzeshi weekly, Ettela’at and Iran Varzeshi newspapers.

Behmanesh was radio commentator for many years.

The Tehran Times staff offer heartfelt condolences to his bereaved family.

Behmanesh will be laid to rest in Tehran’s Behesht-e Zahra Cemetery on Wednesday.

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