October 29, 2006
Kurdistan region 'Iraq', —
It is with deep sorrow to announce that Kurdistan
has lost one of its most revered poets, Ahmed Hardi
[ Ehmed Herdi].
Hardi was born in 1922 into a family of
intellectuals in the City of Sulaimaniyah, Southern
Kurdistan), His name is Ahmad, the son of Hassan Bag
the son of Aziz Bag.
Hardi taught and lectured at the University of
Sulaimaniyah and later in Salahadin.
His first and only book of poems, The Secret of
Solitude, was published in 1957, and has been
several times since then. He participated in the
Kurdish liberation movement and settled in Iran in
1975. After several years of living in exile in
London, he returned to Kurdistan.
Modern Kurdish poetry has been significantly
influenced by Hardi . He possessed a deep knowledge
of Kurdish, Arabic, and Persian literature,
particularly classical literature.
Hardi produced beautiful poetry through carefully
chosen and original words and phrases. His talent
for weaving internal melodies into his poetry has
led to many of his poems being turned into songs.
Ahmad Hardi passed away at age 84, Sunday October
29, 2006 at his home in Sulaimaniyah city,
His presence and influence in the Kurdish culture
will be sadly missed.
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