StampNews.com got to know that Iran has issued a postage stamp in honor of the 74th birthday of the renowned Iranian author Mahmud Dowlatabadi.
The stamp was unveiled on Friday during a ceremony in Sabzevar, his hometown in Khorasan Razavi Province, the Persian service of ISNA reported on Saturday.
A number of art and cultural figures, academics and several members of the Sabzevar City Council attended the ceremony.
Speaking at the ceremony, Ali Fattahi, a veteran theatrical figure from Sabzevar, said, "We need to be brave enough to respect our veterans."
"Wherever Mahmud is, he is great and respected," he added.
"Mahmud Dowlatabadi is a writer who has come from Khorasan to Tehran where his fame has reached the world," reads part of the message.
The ceremony was concluded reading part of his famous novel "Kalidar".