Mehdi Bazargan

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About Mehdi Bazargan Mehdi Bazargan (مهدی بازرگان In Persian) (September, 1907 - January 20, 1995) was a prominent Iranian scholar, academic, long-time pro-democracy activist and head of Iran's interim government, making him Iran's first prime minister after the Iranian Revolution of 1979. He was the head of the first engineering department of Tehran University. A well respected religious intellectual, known for his honesty and expertise in the Islamic and secular sciences, he is credited with being one of the founders of contemporary Islamic intellectual movement in Iran.Born to an Iranian Azeri family in Bazargan, West Azerbaijan. Bazargan grew up in Tehran. His father, Hajj 'Abbasqoli Tabrizi (d.1954) was a self-made merchant and a devout religious activist who was the head of the Azarbaijani mosque and community in Tehran. Bazargan was educated in thermodynamics and engineering at the École Centrale des Arts et Manufactures in Paris. After his graduation, Bazargan voluntarily entered French army and fought against Nazi Germany in his early life.. Bazargan then came back from France and became the head of the first engineering department of Tehran University in the late 1940s. In 1951 with the leadership of Dr. Mossadegh, Iranian parliament nationalized the Iranian oil industry (National Iranian Oil Company) and removed it from British control. Mr. Bazargan served as the first Iranian head of National Iranian Oil Company under command of Prime Minister Mossadegh. After the fall of the Mossadegh government, he co-founded the Liberation Movement of Iran, a party similar in program to Mossadegh's National Front. Although he accepted the Shah as the legitimate head of state, he was jailed several times on political grounds

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43. Majid Tavakoli 1095
44. M. Ahmadinejad 1094
45. Behzad Nabavi 566
46. Mohammad Beheshti 546
47. Mehdi Bazargan 520
48. Ali Haddad-Adel 409
49. Ezzatollah Sahabi 324
50. Rafsanjani 285
51. A. Ramezanzadeh 244

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339. Mohammad Beheshti 546
340. Mustafa Barghouti 546
341. Gamal Abdel Nasser 535
342. Selahattin Demirtaş 524
343. Mehdi Bazargan 520
344. Michel Temer 520
345. Stojance Angelov 500
346. Swami Vivekananda 497
347. Saad Al-Faqih 496

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