Renowned Iranian architect dies at 94

ISLAMABAD: World renowned Iranian architect and sculptor died in Vancouver, Canada, at the age of 94 on Monday. Houshang Seyhoun was born on August 22, 1920 in a family of art.

His grandfather Mirza Abdullah Farahani was one of the greatest musicians in contemporary Iran, IRNA News Agency reported.

In 1949 he received his Ph.D. in Art from Paris. Among his masterpieces of architecture are mausoleums of Iranian great epic poet Ferdowsi, great mathematician and poet Omar Khayyam, great painter Kamal-o- molk, philosopher Avicenna and many other noticeable architectural buildings.

He also was a painter, sculptor, musician, scholar headed Faculty of Arts in Tehran University for many years.