1.3 Million People Expected at Ceremony Marking Imam Khomeini Departure Anniversary

SHAFAQNA – Some 1.3 million people are expected to attend a ceremony on Friday to mark the 27th departure anniversary of Imam Khomeini (RA).

Esmaeil Najjar, an official with the organizing committee, said that more than 400 foreign guests will also be present at the event, which will be held at the mausoleum of the late founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

He said the participants will renew allegiance with the ideals of Imam Khomeini and with Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei and convey the message to the world that the sublime aspirations of the late Imam will never be forgotten.

Rouhollah Mousavi Khomeini, better known as Imam Khomeini, was born in the central Iranian city of Khomein on September 24, 1902 to a family of scholars.

He led Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, which culminated in the overthrow of the US-backed Mohammad Reza Pahlavi’s monarchy. Pahlavi was Iran’s last monarch.

Imam Khomeini passed away on June 4, 1989 at the age of 87.

Every year on such a day, a large number of people and officials as well as devotees of Imam Khomeini (RA) from different countries converge at the mausoleum in the Iranian capital, to page homage to the late founder of the Islamic Republic.

The anniversary of the passing away of Imam Khomeini is commemorated in many other countries as well.

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