Simin Behbahani was a renowned Iranian poet, known as the “Lioness of Iran” for her powerful and evocative verse. Born in 1927, Behbahani’s poetry addresses themes of love, social justice, and human rights, often reflecting her deep concern for the struggles and aspirations of Iranian society. Her innovative use of the traditional Persian ghazal form brought a fresh, modern sensibility to Persian poetry. Behbahani’s work earned her numerous accolades and widespread recognition both in Iran and internationally. As a vocal advocate for freedom of expression and women’s rights, she remains a towering figure in contemporary Persian literature and a symbol of resilience and creativity.