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 65)
Shiraz, Iran
Political party Islamic Iran Participation Front
Alma mater National University of Tehran

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 an assistant professor at Shahid Beheshti University.

He is the younger brother of Alireza Beheshti Shirazi, one of the advisers of Mir-Hossein Mousavi during 2009 presidential election.[3]

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