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Nematollah Nazeri

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Nematollah Nazeri (Persian: نعمت الله ناظری‎; January 1, 1922 in Tehran – November 25, 2017 in North Vancouver) was an Iranian journalist, author, translator, editor, unionist, political activist, and researcher in Iranian literature.

Nematollah Nazeri
BornJanuary 1, 1922
Tehran, Iran
💀DiedNovember 25, 2017(2017-11-25) (aged 95)
Lions Gate Hospital, North Vancouver, British ColumbiaNovember 25, 2017(2017-11-25) (aged 95)
Cause of deathPneumonia
🏳️ Nationality
🏳️ CitizenshipIranian-Canadian
💼 Occupation
Journalist, Author, Researcher
Notable work
پند و حکمت فردوسی در متن داستانهایش , وصف طبیعت در شعر فردوسی
👩 Spouse(s)Halimeh Hamed-Abshahi
👶 ChildrenHabib Nazeri, Omid Nazeri, Arezou Nazeri, Arman Nazeri


Early Life[edit]

Nematollah Nazeri was born to Shokrollah Nazeri (Persian: شکرالله ناظری‎) and Farokh-taaj Amin (Persian: امين‎ تاج‎ ‎فرّخ‎) on January 1, 1922, in Tehran.

Professional Life[edit]

He started his journalism career after the release from prison in March 1957 as a reporter at Sadaf (صدف) monthly magazine in Tehran by recommandation from his friend Dr. Mohammad Jafar Mahjub, who was a member of the editorial board of the magazine. In an interview with Shahrgon weekly magazine in Vancouver he mentions that Sadaf's chief editor Mahmood Etemadzadeh (Persian: محمود اعتمادزاده) also known as "به‌آذین" was his first teacher in journalism and magazine publishing.

His other careers in journalism includes Omid-e-Iran (امید ایران) magazine, Tehran Star (ستاره تهران) daily newspaper and Mehr-e-iran (مهر ایران) newspaper as author and translator. He has also worked as editor for Mehr (مهر) and Ettela'at (اطلاعات) Newspapers. After the Islamic revolution in 1978, he was forced to retire but later on he continued to work as a freelance journalist with Kayhan (کیهان) daily newspaper, Hadaf Sports (هدف ورزشی), Ayeneh (آیینه) and Hamshahri (همشهری) and other weekly papers such as Tehran Mosavar (تهران مصور), Tehran Economist (تهران اکونومیست) and Khandani-ha (خواندنی‌ها).

Nazeri joined the Union of Writers and Journalists of Iran (سندیکای نویسندگان و خبرنگاران مطبوعات) in September 1963 and served as a member of Arbitral Board of Directors from the sixth to its twelfth session. He also was elected as treasurer in 1968 and in the twelfth election of the union, he was elected to the secretary for a two-year term.

Research in Iranian literature[edit]

During his retirement years, he started his research in Iranian literature and specifically Shahnameh Ferdowsi (شاهنامهٔ فردوسی). The research lasted for several years, which resulted in several books, including "Depiction of nature in Ferdowsi's poetry" and "Ferdowsi's advice and wisdom in his stories" He has also completely revised and edited several literary, social and political books as editor of Persian language. He also conducted research in the poetry of Rumi (مولوی) that resulted his latest book "Rumi's Satire" which was released in Vancouver, Canada. He also wrote a large part of his life in poetry and wrote many poems for his relatives and friends.

Political views[edit]

He began his political career in his early 20s by joining the Tudeh Party of Iran in April 1943 through his close friendship with Morteza Keivan and Dr. Mohammad Jafar Mahjub. He was arrested in November 1955 and after serving two and a half years in prison, he was released in March 1957.


  • Ferdowsi's advice and wisdom in his stories (Persian: پند و حکمت فردوسی در متن داستانهایش); - Tehran, Iran (1990, Second edition 2007). Published by "جاودان خرد"
پند و حکمت فردوسی در متن داستانهایش
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  • Depiction of nature in Ferdowsi's poetry (Persian: وصف طبیعت در شعر فردوسی) - Tehran, Iran (1990). Published by "شعله اندیشه"
وصف طبیعت در شعر فردوسی
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