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The passing of Prince Alireza Pahlavi

Prince Alireza Pahlavi 1966-2011

It is with immense grief that we would like to inform our compatriots of the passing away of Prince Alireza Pahlavi.

“His Imperial Highness Prince Ali Reza Pahlavi of Iran, son of the late Shah of Iran and Empress Farah Pahlavi, passed away in the early hours of January 4th, in Boston. He is survived by his mother, Empress Farah Pahlavi, his older brother Reza, his sister Farahnaz, and his half-sister Shahnaz.

Born in Tehran on July 28th, 1966, Ali Reza attended schools in Iran before traveling to the United States during the Iranian revolution in 1979. He obtained a BA from Princeton University in 1984, a Masters’s Degree from Columbia University in 1992, and attended Harvard University in pursuit of a PhD. in Ancient Iranian Studies.

Prince Ali Reza was intelligent, sensitive, loyal, and dedicated to Iranian civilization, as well as to his family and friends. His counsel, wisdom, and sense of humor will be profoundly missed and always cherished.

Secretariats’ of Shahzadeh RP And Shahbanou Farah Pahlavi