Location: Zahir-od-dowleh Cemetery, Darband, Tehran, Iran
Cause of Death: Accidental - Car AccidentPhoto taken by: Bahram.zahir
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Iranian poet whose work was banned for more than a decade after the Islamic Revolution. Her poetry was controversial for its bold, female voice and its harsh criticism of the position of women in Iranian society.
Farrokhzad died in a car accident at age thirty-two when, in order to avoid hitting a school bus, she swerved her Jeep, which hit a stone wall; she died before reaching the hospital.