Yadollah Sahabi

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Dr. Yadollah Sahabi
یدالله سحابی
Yadollah Sahabi Parliament.jpg
Member of Parliament of Iran
In office
28 June 1980 – 9 January 1983
Constituency Tehran
Majority 817,869 (50.1%)
Personal details
Born (1905-02-25)25 February 1905[citation needed]
Tehran, Iran
Died 12 April 2002(2002-04-12) (aged 97)
Tehran, Iran
Nationality Iranian
Political party Freedom Movement
Religion Shia Islam

Yadollah Sahabi (25 February 1905[citation needed] – 12 April 2002) was a prominent Iranian scholar, writer, reformist and politician.[1] A close associate of Mohammad Mosaddegh and Mehdi Bazargan, Sahabi was an active campaigner for the nationalisation of the Iranian oil industry in the 1950s. He was the father of Ezzatollah Sahabi.

Sahabi studied at Université Lille Nord de France and majored in Geology. He got his PhD degree in 1936 and was immediately hired by Tehran University, faculty of science. Sahabi was one of the founders of Freedom Movement of Iran. He was an advocate of pluralism and democracy.[2] He was a full professor at Tehran University and well credited writer.[3]

Sahabi is considered by many Iranians as a national hero and an Iranian treasure.[4] He died at the age of 97 in Jam Hospital in Tehran.


  1. ^ BBC News | MIDDLE EAST | Veteran Iranian reformer dies
  2. ^ Dr. Yadollah Sahabi, A Eulogy
  3. ^ Senior liberal activist Yadollah Sahabi dies: Report
  4. ^ THE IRANIAN: Yadollah Sahabi, Abbas F. Saffari