Today Iran celebrates the 21-st anniversary of the death of the founder and leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ruhollah Mousavi Khomeini. This event is celebrated in all towns of Iran. People come from various towns and regions of Iran to participate in the ceremony and visit the tomb where he is buried, Iranian news agency MEHR reported.
The leader and founder of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Khomeini was born in the Iranian city of Khomein, September 24, 1902.
From the first days of his political activities Khomeini actively opposed the Shah's government in Iran, cooperating with officials opposing the government. With the creation of the provincial and district councils in 1958 and the entry of the bill issued by the Shah into force, consisting of six points, his direct confrontation with the government began. Peak of anti-shah speeches this year fell to June 5, 1961, when there was bloodshed, grew into anti-government demonstrations. Khomeini made a few sharp anti-shah speeches, for which he was arrested and sent to military prison in Tehran Ishratabad. A year after the release was repeatedly arrested for speaking out against capitalism. But this time, he was exiled to Turkey November 4, 1965. Having lived there for some time, he moved to Iraq, in the city of Najaf.
After killing of Shah's son Sayyid Mustafa Khomeini by agents, chaos began in Iran. The conflict against the shah's regime began. After that Khomeini was exiled from Iraq to France, Paris. In January 1979 the Shah's regime fell. The shah run away to Iran. In 1979, after 15 years of exiles, Khomeini returned to Iran, where he was greeted triumphantly. Since his return, the revolutionary events in Iran began to develop rapidly. Islamic revolution led by Khomeini in Iran won a victory February 11, 1979.
Imam Khomeini died 10 years after the victory of the revolution, June 4, 1989, in one of the cardiological clinics in Tehran.