Mohammad Hejazi (1358 words)

Claus Pedersen (Kovenhavns Universitet)
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Mohammad Hejazi (1901-1974), Iranian writer, state official, and senator, was born into an influential family of which the male members served the Qajar shahs (who ruled 1797-1925) as high-ranking state officials. Hejazi’s father was Seyyed Nasr-Ollah Mostowfi, who died when his son was young, which meant that his son had to be enrolled as a state offi­cial at a young age. He received his education at a private school, Eslam, and at St. Louis, the French Catholic missionary school for boys in Tehran. In 1921 the Ministry of Post and Telegraph, his employer, sent Hejazi to Paris for studies in politics and telecommunications. At the end of the 1920s he returned to Iran and began a long career as an influential state …

Citation: Pedersen, Claus . "Mohammad Hejazi". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 19 April 2018 [, accessed 05 December 2019.]

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