Kurdish folk singer Abass Kamandi
The Kurdish folk singer and painter from the Iranian Kurdistan, Abass Kamandi, passed away at the age of 62 in the Kurdish city of Sina last Thursday.
Kamandi, who was suffering from blood cancer for many years, was transferred to Ba’asat Hospital in Sina on Wednesday night as his health condition deteriorated. He spent the night at the hospital under intensive care, but died the following morning.
Kamandi’s corpse was transferred to Mala Waisi Mosque in the city in order to be washed and be prepared for burial. Kamandi was buried in Bahashty Mohammedi Graveyard in a ceremony, in which many people, mostly Kurdish artists from various cities and regions of the Great Kurdistan, attended.
The funeral service was arranged the same day at around 4:00 p.m. in the presence of his relatives and fans.
For Kamandi the Sina city was like the cradle of his love and inspiration, and he always believed that no place in the world is as pretty as Sina. He said many times on different occasions: “I came into this world in Sina, and will leave this world from Sina.” Last Thursday Kamandi did exactly what he said.