28 Nov 2005 | Very tough times

House of Nader and Parvaneh

The past week has been very tough. I heard on Saturday, last week, that my father had been moved to a hospital. Later it turned out he had had a heart attack and brain damage. I was going to visit Iran in January but decided to go on Saturday instead.
Then, quite suddenly, on Friday morning, he passed away. Very tough times indeed.

Yesterday, we buried him.

I'm staying four weeks. I'm not sure if I'll be updating my blog much.

Tagged with: death difficult grief Iran love pain sad sadness Tehran tough


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After obtaining an M. Sc in maths, Babak Fakhamzadeh started with an office job at a major blue chip company but soon realised he'd do better on his own. Babak is often on the move, with a restless desire for travel, a penchant for doing good and a love for visual and experimental art. Together with Eduardo Cachucho, he won the World Summit Award in the m-Tourism and Culture category in 2012 for Dérive app. With Ismail Farouk, he won the Highway Africa new media award in 2007 for Soweto Uprisings . com. Check out Babak's CV.

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