Iran General NewsWife of founder of Iran's Islamic republic dies

Wife of founder of Iran’s Islamic republic dies

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ImageAP: The wife of the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the father of Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution, has died at the age of 93.

The Associated Press

ImageTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The wife of the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the father of Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution, has died at the age of 93.

Iran's state television says Khadijeh Saqafi died Saturday in Tehran after a long illness. During her life, Saqafi was known as the "mother of the Islamic revolution."

State TV says thousands of people, including senior officials, attended her funeral. Saqafi was buried at Khomeini's shrine. Khomeini died in 1989.

Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei also led prayers before her burial on Sunday.

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