The House-Museum of late Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a former Iranian president and chairman of the Expediency Council, was inaugurated in Tehran in a ceremony attended by several high-ranking Iranian officials.
Several top Iranian officials including First Vice President Es'haq Jahangiri, late Imam Khomeini, Founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s grandson Hassan Khomeini, Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif, Tehran Mayor Mohammad-Ali Afshani, Mohsen Hashemi Rafsanjani Chairman of Tehran City Council, etc were attending in the ceremony which was held concurrent with birthday of late Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani.
The house-museum of 82-year-old statesman with over decades of service for the glory of the Islamic Republic has been established to safeguard his works and thoughts.
Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani passed away on Jan 7, 2017 in Tehran after suffering a massive heart attack.
Ayatollah Rafsanjani served as Tehran’s Friday prayer leader, interior minister (1979-80), parliament speaker (1980-89), president (1989-97) and chairman of the Assembly of Experts (2007-11).
Rafsanjani was known as a pragmatic and moderate politician on whose watch major economic reforms and nationwide construction projects were implemented after the end of the devastating Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s. The distinguished cleric played a central role in efforts that culminated in the end of the eight-year war.