Born in 1906 in Isfahan, he is one of the planners of the coup d'état of Reza Pahlavi and Seyyed Zia'eddin Tabatabaee against the Qajar dynasty. He is the first person to receive the rank of "sepahbod" (major gerenal) under Reza Pahlavi.
He also served as Senator in the Majlis.
It was said he was the only man Reza Pahlavi truly respected and feared. His sister was married into the Pessian family, and after the assassination of Colonel Mohammad Pessian she arranged for his body to be hidden from Reza Pahlavi.