Mohammad Beheshti Shirazi

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Mohammad Beheshti Shirazi
محمد بهشتی شیرازی
محمد بهشتی - Mohamad Beheshti.jpg
Deputy Head of Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization
Incumbent
Assumed office
20 August 2013
President Hassan Rouhani
Preceded by Effat Shariati
Head of Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization
In office
30 January 2014 – 1 February 2014
Acting
President Hassan Rouhani
Preceded by Mohammad-Ali Najafi
Succeeded by Masoud Soltanifar
In office
2 September 1997 – 2 June 2003
President Mohammad Khatami
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Hossein Marashi
Deputy Mayor of Tehran
In office
11 January 1990 – 2 September 1997
Preceded by Morteza Alviri
Succeeded by Morteza Alviri
Personal details
Born (1951-12-01) 1 December 1951 (age 62)
Shiraz, Iran
Political party Islamic Iran Participation Front
Alma mater National University of Tehran
Religion Shia Islam

Mohammad Beheshti Shirazi (Persian: محمد بهشتی شیرازی‎; born 1 December 1952) is an Iranian politician, artist and cultural figure who is currently Deputy Head of Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization.[1] He was the first head of Cultural Heritage, Handcrafts and Tourism Organization, being appointed on 2 September 1997 by Mohammad Khatami and held the office until 2 June 2003 when he replaced with Hossein Marashi.[2] He was also head of the Fajr International Film Festival and a member of Iranian Academy of the Arts. He is a professor at Shahid Beheshti University. He the is younger brother of Alireza Beheshti, one of the advisers of Mir-Hossein Mousavi during 2009 presidential election.[3]

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