Artist Seyfi Dursunoğlu's Grave Redesigned at the Request of İmamoğlu

artist seyfi dursunoglu will sleep in his renewed grave
artist seyfi dursunoglu will sleep in his renewed grave

Artist Seyfi Dursunoğlu's grave in Zincirlikuyu Cemetery, IMM President Ekrem İmamoğluArchitect Kerem Piker redesigned it at the request of . Dursunoğlu's grave, which bears traces of his life and art, will be opened to visitors with a ceremony to be held on Saturday, August 21 at 11.00:XNUMX.

Renovating the graves of loved ones who lost their lives, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) Cultural Heritage Department also renewed the tomb of artist Seyfi Dursunoğlu, who passed away last year.

President Ekrem İmamoğluThe tomb, which was renovated in line with the request of , was designed by the award-winning Architect Kerem Piker. The tomb, which bears traces of the colorful life and stage shows of Dursunoğlu, who came to the fore with the character of Grumpy Virgin, contains a phoenix figure and motifs. The tombstone, which is made of Marmara Island marble, draws attention with its lace patterns and fine workmanship.

Architect Peker said, “The tomb of Seyfi Dursunoğlu, who designed and produced the entire production on her own, from her clothes in the character of Grumpy Virgin to her stage, also reflects her art. These behaviors of the artist impressed me a lot as a designer.”

The Old Tomb of Artist Seyfi Dursunoglu
The Old Tomb of Artist Seyfi Dursunoğlu


Seyfi Dursunoğlu (formally Seyfettin Dursun) was born in Trabzon in 1932. Dursunoğlu, who started to organize Ramadan entertainments and cantos in the 1970s, made himself popular with the whole of Turkey with his program called “Grumpy Show”. Dursunoğlu, who had the opportunity to stage his art in many countries, was one of the first names in Turkey to perform the "stand-up" style comedy program, as it is known today, with the Huysuz Show program. Dursunoğlu died on July 17, 2020, at the age of 87. The esteemed actor, who left unforgettable traces in our lives with his powerful jokes and stage shows, donated his legacy to the Contemporary Life Support Association (ÇYDD) and his body to the medical faculty.

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