The 28th Mahmoud Afshar’s Historical and Literary Award was granted to Belgian professor Pierre Lecoq for his contribution to the study and research on Persian lexicology and ancient Iran’s culture and religions.
The award is presented by the non-governmental Mahmoud Afshar Endowment Foundation to those who play a key role in promoting the Persian language and culture.
The 28th Mahmoud Afshar’s Historical and Literary Award was supposed to be given at Iran’s Cultural Center in Paris, however, due to the physical condition of professor Lecoq from Belgian was presented to him in his home by Iranian scholars.
Born in 1939 in Belgium, Pierre Lecoq is one of the prolific and renowned scholars of Ancient Iranian and Oriental Studies. He received his doctorate in Oriental history and literature from the University of Liège and in 1983 from Sorbonne University.