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FRYE, Richard Nelson Of Cambridge & Brimfield, pas-sed away on March 27, 2014 at home. Aga Khan Professor of Iranian, Emeritus at Harvard University, since the age of 12, Frye pursued his fascination with the Persianate and Iranian language area ranging from Turkey to western China. A...

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While studying Persian at Harvard University, I had the good fortune to meet Professor Frye. He came to my home on several occasions to enjoy Persian dinners prepared by my wife Badri. In Shiraz, Iran, I joined him for dinner at his home. Professor Frye's love of Iran and his knowledge of Iranian history and of ancient Iranian languages should be an inspiration to everyone.

as an Iranian thank you for your life time devotion to the history & culture of my in peace as you were the man of peace & mutual understanding between Iran and the world .thank you

Prof. Frye most kind to me over my years as then owner of Asian Rare Books in NYC. Later invited me to his office in Semitic Museum and allowed me to purchase few items of Aurel Stein, etc. Just read his obit here in Manila via the International NYT. Such a valuable life.

Dear Mrs. Frye:
On behalf of Iranian Americans, Iranians (Persians) and the Committee of Iranians of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, let me first of all, express my heartfelt deepest condolences for the passing of your late husband, Professor Richard Frye.
The Iranians and Persian speaking are aware of the most excellent work performed by your late husband on behalf of Iranian (Persian) culture, history, and civilization. Your husband's achievements in all aspects of Persians...

God bless your soul and may God console,protect your living familly,giving them strenght to carry on!! "Roohet shad"

Professor Frye, you were a truly special man. The fact that you loved Iran, its culture, its people, and its language, through its varied and often juxtaposed political affiliations, and through peace and turmoil alike, means you were even more of an "Irandoost" and patriot than some Iranians who sadly put politics ahead of their love for their native land.
You were, are, and will always be a true personification of a Persian poem... intelligent, poised, refined, well put...

Rest In Peace

we loved him like one of us a true Iranian indeed.s.modarress

You will always live in many Iranian's hearts, and we will always remember your dedication and hard work for the great insight you brought into our history, culture, and customs.
Thank you!
Rest in peace
Mousa Sadighi from Iran