Supreme Leader condoles death of Iranian director Salahshour

Tehran, Feb 28, IRNA – Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Sunday offered condolences over the death of prominent Iranian Director Farajollah Salahshour.

In a letter released on Saturday, Ayatollah Khamenei offered condolences to the Salahshour family.

The Leader praised Salahshour for his renowned and lasting artworks which transmitted Iran’s borders and granted prestige to Iran’s cinema among other nations.

Iranian filmmaker Farajollah Salahshour, better known for directing TV series Prophet Joseph, passed away on 27 February 2016.

Farajollah Salahshour suffered from lung cancer and was hospitalized for a time. He had been put under a medical ventilator during this time.

Salahshour’s TV series Prophet Joseph aired in 2008 in Iran was later dubbed in Arabic, Urdu, Azeri and Hindi, and received generally positive reviews by the Islamic world.

He had also directed The Men of Angelos (1999) and Prophet Job (1994) for the IRIB.