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EghtesadOnline: Legion of Honor, the highest cultural order in France, was awarded during a ceremony to the great Iranian master of Persian calligraphy Gholam-Hossein Amirkhani.

The ceremony was held on Tuesday at the French Embassy in Tehran.

After receiving France’s Legion of Honor, Master Amirkhani will be called Chevalier (Knight).

Speaking to IRNA on Wednesday, the prominent Iranian calligrapher said that the French medal of Legion of Honor is given to those who have produced impressive works in art and culture.

Already, several outstanding Iranian figures including the internationally acclaimed classical singer Mohammad-Reza Shajarian, prominent vocalist Shahram Nazeri, well-known film director Abbas Kiarostami, famous writer Mahmoud Dolatabadi and several others have been awarded the order of Legion of Honor.

Iran calligraphy Legion of Honor Gholam-Hossein Amirkhani