Millions of people across Iran are marking the 26th anniversary of the decease of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Seyyed Rouhollah Khomeini.
A large number of people and officials have converged at Imam Khomeini’s mausoleum in the Iranian capital, Tehran, to mark the passing away of the late founder of the Islamic Republic.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei is addressing the gathering of mourners at the shrine. Imam Khomeini’s grandson, Hojjatoleslam Seyyed Hassan Khomeini, will also deliver a speech during the ceremony.
According to Press TV's correspondent at the mausoleum, nearly 1,000 guests from various countries are attending the mourning ceremony. Four hundred of the foreign attendees are scholars and researchers, who have been conducting studies on the thoughts and life of Imam Khomeini.
Every year, millions of Iranians from across the country travel to Tehran to pay homage to the late founder of the Islamic Republic.
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.