Mohammad Beheshti Shirazi

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Mohammad Beheshti Shirazi
محمد بهشتی شیرازی
محمد بهشتی - Mohamad Beheshti.jpg
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
Personal details
Born (1952-02-28) 28 February 1952 (age 64)
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 28 February 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 is the younger brother of Alireza Beheshti, one of the advisers of Mir-Hossein Mousavi during 2009 presidential election.[3]

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