محمد جواد باهنر
|77th Prime Minister of Iran
3rd Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic
4 August 1981 – 30 August 1981
|Preceded by||Mohammad-Ali Rajai|
|Succeeded by||Mohammad-Reza Mahdavi Kani (Acting)|
|Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance|
10 August 1980 – 10 August 1981
|Prime Minister||Mohammad-Ali Rajai|
|Preceded by||Ali Akbar Parvaresh|
|Succeeded by||Ali Shokoohi|
5 September 1933|
|Died||30 August 1981
|Political party||Islamic Republican Party|
|Alma mater||University of Tehran|
Mohammad Javad Bahonar (Persian: محمدجواد باهنر, 5 September 1933 – 30 August 1981) was an Shia Iranian theologian and politician who served as the Prime minister of Iran for less than one month in August 1981. Bahonar along with another members of Mohammad-Ali Rajai's government was assassinated by Mujahideen-e Khalq.
Bahonar passed his primary school at Masoomieh School of Kerman. In 1953, he went to Qom Seminary and attended in the class of Ruhollah Khomeini, the leader of Iranian revolution. He received a PhD in theology from the University of Tehran. Also, he was faculty member of the Tehran University and taught religious lessons and theology.
Before Iranian revolution
Bahonar was a reviewer of the Pahlavi dynasty and had activities against Mohammad Reza Shah that led to imprisonment him in 1963, 1964, and 1975. On 1963, he was jailed for opposing the Shah's White Revolution. Also, during exile of Khomeini in Iraq and France, he continued his revolutionary activities and was an influential member among Khomeini's followers. Bahonar along with Morteza Motahari was active speaker of Hosseiniyeh Ershad, a religious lecture hall in the Tehran.
After Iranian revolution
After the revolution Bahonar became a founding member of the Islamic Republican party and an original member of the Council of Revolution of Iran. He was also appointed minister of education on March 1981. Also, he was member of Assembly of Experts. Bahonar along with Mohammad Ali Rajai purging Iranian universities of western cultural influences which known as the Islamic Cultural Revolution. After the assassination of Mohammad Beheshti on 28 June 1981, he was appointed general secretary of the party where he was also a member of the central committee. Bahonar served as the minister of culture and Islamic guidance under Mohammad Ali Rajai's prime ministry from March 1981 to August 1981. When Rajai became president on 5 August 1981, he chose Bahonar as his prime minister.
Bahonar was assassinated along with Rajai and other members of Islamic Republican Party when a bomb exploded at the party's office in Tehran on 30 August 1981. In Iran, this explosion known as Hafte Tir bombing. When one of victim opened a briefcase, the explosion happened. The briefcase was carried by Massoud Keshmiri, a security official at the Islamic Republican Party, to the meeting. One week later, Keshmiri were announced as responsible for planning of the explosion. Keshmiri was identified as an operative of Mujahedin that supported by Saddam Hussein. He tried to assassinated Rajai and Bahonar on 22 August when Rajai introduced his cabinet to Ruhollah Khomeini. So, Ahmad Khomeini explained that Keshmiri was along with Rajai when they came to see Imam Khomeini. He had a suitcase but we did not allow him to bring it.
- Mohammad-Reza Bahonar, his brother
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|Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance
Ali Akbar Parvaresh
Mohammad Ali Rajai
|Prime Minister of Iran
Mohammad Reza Mahdavi Kani