Hossein Ghods-Nakhai

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Hossein Ghods-Nakhai
حسین قدس نخعی
Hossein Ghods-Nakhai, as Iranian ambassador to Japan
Foreign Minister of Iran
In office
1 December 1960 – 30 December 1960
Monarch Mohammad-Reza Pahlavi
Prime Minister Jafar Sharif-Emami
Preceded by Jafar Sharif-Emami
Succeeded by Abbas Aram
Personal details
Born 1894[citation needed]
Sari, Mazandaran, Iran[citation needed]
Died 30 December 1977[citation needed]
Shiraz, Fars[citation needed]
Nationality Iranian
Political party Nationalist Party
Religion Shi'a Islam

Hossein Ghods-Nakhaï (Persian: حسین قدس نخعی‎‎), ([citation needed]1894 – 1977) was an Iranian poet, politician, cabinet minister, and diplomat.

Family background[edit]

He was the son of the Iranian clerk, Hajj Agha Hasan Nakhai. Like his father, Hossein's surname was initially Nakhai. In his youth, he was the editor of a literature magazine, called Ghods, and so became known as "Mr. Ghods" to everyone. He then added the word Ghods to his surname. He was married to the daughter of the first Iranian ambassador to US, Sadr es-Saltaneh, also known as Haji Washington (www.khadjenouri.co.uk).

Diplomatic and political career[edit]

He held the position of the minister of foreign affairs between 1961 and 1963. Before that he was ambassador to Baghdad, London, Tokyo (Oct. 1956 to Jan. 1958) and Washington, D.C. (during John F. Kennedy administration). He can be seen behind president Kennedy in this Video on YouTube. Afterwards, he was appointed as the minister of the royal court, a post he held until 1968. He was replaced as the minister of court by Amir Assadollah Alam. Afterwards, he became the ambassador to the Holy See (Vatican).

He was the chairman of the committee that negotiated with the USSR on return to Iranian gold deposited with the government of the Tsar.

Literary life[edit]

He wrote extensive volumes of poetry (including his Rubaiyat), and prose (including "Trail lost in heaven"). Some of his works have been translated into English and other languages.


"حسين قدس نخعي". مؤسسه مطالعات تاريخ معاصر ايران.