Union Internationale de la Marionnette

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Nosrat Karimi (1924-2019), Iranian puppet master, animation and cinema master, sculptor and actor passed away on 3 December 2019 in Tehran. He was a puppetry and animation pioneer and trained many students throughout his fruitful life.

He was the Mobarak UNIMA honorary member, and UNIMA-Iran introduced him to International UNIMA as one of the UNIMA honorary members last year. Our condolences to his dear family and all of the artists of Iranian puppetry and animation society.