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Ali-Asghar Hekmat
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Ali Asghar Hekmat
Born (1892-06-16)16 June 1892
Died 25 August 1980(1980-08-25) (aged 88)
Political party National Front
Spouse(s) Monir-Azam Hekmat (1901–1980)
Children 3 daughters

Hekmat-e Shirazi (16 June 1892 - 25 August 1980) was an Iranian politician, diplomat and writer. Shirazi also served as the Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Justice , and Iranian Minister of Culture under the government of Reza Shah and Mohammad Reza Pahlavi , the Shahs of Iran. Shirazi was also first Iranian ambassador to the republic of India and wrote many books about Indian history and culture. After the Islamic revolution in Iran, his books and works were refused and he was named as a Freemason a word that in Islamic world is a bad word. finally one of his books, Persian Inscriptions on Indian Monuments, was recently reprinted by non government organization. .

  • Iran and India relations span centuries marked by meaningful interactions, according to renowned Iranian Scholar,Dr. Mohammad Ajam.
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