Abolqasem Lahouti
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Abolqasem Lahouti

Abolqasem Lahouti Persian poet

Persian poet
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Quick Facts
Intro Persian poet
Countries Iran Tajikistan
Occupations Poet Artist Writer Journalist
Type Arts Journalism Literature
Gender male
Birth 12 October 1887 (Kermanshah, Central District, Kermanshah Province, Iran)
Death 16 March 1957 (Moscow, Russia)
Star sign LibraLibra
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Abolqāsem Lahūtī (1887 – 16 March 1957; Russian: Абулькасим Ахмедзаде Лахути, translit. Abuljkasim Ahmedzade Lahuti; Persian: ابوالقاسم لاهوتی‎; Tajik: Абулқосим Лоҳутӣ, translit. Abulqosim Lohutī) was an Iranian-Soviet poet and political activist who was active in Iran during the Persian Constitutional Revolution and in Tajikistan in the early Soviet era.


Born in Kermanshah to a Persian poet by the name Mirza Ahmad Elhami and a Kurdish mother, his first poem was printed in the newspaper Habl al-Mateen in Calcutta at the age of 18.

He soon entered politics and even received a medal from Sattar Khan for his efforts.

Initially, he went to clerical school, but then went to Bulgaria and wrote many poems on Islam. He then came back to Iran, and enlisted in the armed forces, and graduated as Captain in rank.

After being convicted by a court in Qom to death, he fled to Turkey, but soon returned and joined forces with Sheikh Mohammad Khiabani in Tabriz. His forces defeated Mahmud Khan Puladeen's troops, but were soon disbanded by freshly dispatched forces. He fled to Baku.

While living in Nakhichevan, he became interested in Communism. After marrying a Russian poet by the name Sisil Banu, being unable to initiate a coup d'etat against the central government of Iran, he gave up and moved to USSR where he remained until his final days.

In 1925, he went to Dushanbe and joined the friends of Sadriddin Aini. His poetry was welcomed by audiences and gained him the position of the founder of Soviet Tajik poetry.

Lahuti is the author of the Anthem of the Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic. Lahuti's other works include "Kovai Ohangar" ("Kaveh the Blacksmith", 1947), "Qasidai Kremel" ("Ode to the Kremlin", 1923), and "Toj va Bairaq" ("The Crown and the Flag", 1935). His collection of poetry, in six volumes, was published in 1960-1963.

He died on March 16, 1957, in Moscow.

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