Abdol Karim Ayadi

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Abdol Karim Ayadi
Monarch Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Personal details
Born 1907
Died 1980
Nationality Iranian
Profession Doctor
Religion Bahá'í Faith
The Shah of Iran escorted by Abdol Karim Ayadi and the Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire Sir Robert Laycock at West Burton Power Station in 1965

Abdol Karim Ayadi was the personal physician to Mohammad Reza Pahlavi the Shah of Iran during his reign from 26 September 1941 until 11 February 1979. A member of the Bahá'í Faith he was born in Tehran in 1907.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ Abbas Milani (2008). Eminent Persians. Syracuse University Press. pp. 1058–. ISBN 978-0-8156-0907-0. ... proximity to power begets power. For the last quarter century of the shah's rule in Iran, no one had as much access to the shah as his personal physician, Dr. Abdolkarim Ayadi. He lurked in the background, staying clear ... 
  2. ^ William Shawcross (15 October 1989). The Shah's Last Ride. Simon and Schuster. pp. 231–. ISBN 978-0-671-68745-8. The Shah was with his Great Dane and his personal doctor, Abdol Karim Ayadi, a small man who had dyed hair and wore a military uniform. (Ayadi, like many of the people closest to the Shah, was not a Muslim but a Baha'i. He was reported to ... 
  3. ^ Farah Pahlavi (6 April 2005). An Enduring Love: My Life with the Shah - A Memoir. Miamax. ISBN 978-1-4013-5961-4. However, this comparison was not enough to reassure my husband's doctor, who was a soldier, General Abdol Karim Ayadi. "It's not good for the crown prince to be left-handed," he kept telling me. "He must lose the habit." And my reply was ..