Princess Ashraf Pahlavi

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Princess Ashraf Pahlavi

Death: January 07, 2016 (96)
New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of HRH Reza Pahlavi, Shah and Nimtaj Ayromlou, Taj ol-Molouk
Wife of Private
Ex-wife of Private and Ahmad Shafiq
Mother of Private; Shahriar Mustapha Shafigh and Azadeh Shafigh
Sister of Shams Pahlavi; H.M. Shah Mohamed Reza Pahlavi and Ali Reza Pahlavi, I
Half sister of Hamdamsaltaneh Pahlavi; Shahpour Gholam Reza Pahlavi, Sardare Orumieh; Abdul Reza Pahlavi; Ahmad Reza Pahlavi; Mahmoud Reza Pahlavi and 2 others

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About Princess Ashraf Pahlavi

She ws the twin sister of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the late Shah of Iran and the Pahlavi Dynasty.

Notable positions held

   * Honorary President of Red Lion and Sun Organization, 1944

•Honorary President of Red Lion and Sun Organization, 1944 •Chairwoman of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, 1965 •Iranian delegate to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, 1967 •Iranian delegate to the United Nations Economic and Social Council, 1967

   * Chairwoman of the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights, 1970
   * Member of the Consultative Committee of International Women's Year Conference, 1975
   * President of the Women's Organization Of Iran, 1967–1979
   * Chairwoman of the Imperial Foundation for Social Services
   * Honorary Fellow of the Wadham College of Oxford
   * Member of the International Consultative Liaison Committee for Literacy

Awards and honors

   * The Order of the Red Flag of Labour of USSR, July 1946
   * The Pleiades 2nd Class, 1957
   * The order of Aryamehr 2nd Class, 26 September 1967
   * Honorable Doctorate from Brandeis University, 1970.


To: Ali Qavam, member of the prominent Qavam family from the Iranian city of Shiraz.


   * Shahram Pahlavi-Nia

To: Ahmad Shafiq of Egypt


   * Prince Shahriar Shafiq - He was assassinated in Paris, France on 7 December 1979.
   * Azadeh Shafiq

To: Mehdi Bushehri

In a 1980 interview with New York Times journalist Judy Klemesrud, Pahlavi stated, “I have never been a good mother. Because of my way of life, I was not with my children very much”. Additionally, while Pahlavi was living in exile in New York, her husband Mehdi Bushehri remained in Paris and the two rarely saw each other.


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Princess Ashraf Pahlavi's Timeline

October 26, 1919
March 15, 1945
Age 25
Age 31
January 7, 2016
Age 96
New York, United States