(26 March 1909
- 7 April 1993
) was an Iranian
engineer, businessman and philanthropist who is known as the founder of Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman
because of his financial support and outstanding donation to Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman as well as Kerman Medical University
He was born in Tafresh
and attended schools in Tehran
. Having been granted a scholarship by the Iranian government, he then went to France
to study. In 1937 he graduated with a BSc in general chemistry and an MSc in agricultural chemistry. He returned to Iran
after finishing his studies in France.
He established his business in electronic products which made him a wealthy man. He planned to build a university and started his research by closely visiting 11 universities in Europe
and almost all of universities in Iran. He finally chose Kerman
for the location of the university he intended to build. After preliminary studies, about 50 hectares was allocated to the construction in December 25
and the work began with his 600,000,000 Rials
donation at the time. The university was officially opened on September 15 1985
. The Medical School of the Kerman Medical University
and a 350-bed hospital in Kerman
now bear his name.
His wife was Fakhereh Saba
, an Opera singer and university lecturer, who died on July 14
2007 at age 82.