Mohandess Mirza Abolghassem Khan "Motazed-Daftar" Vaziri
مهندس میرزا ابوالقاسم خان وزیری معتضد دفتر
Mirza Abolghassem Khan "Motazed-Daftar" Vaziri (1905-1981) was Motazed-Dowleh's second son.
He was given the title "Motazed-Daftar" by Soltan Ahmad Shah when he was 14 years old.
He went to study in the American University of Beirut in 1925 and graduated in electrical engineering from the University of Grenoble in France in 1937. He, together with his companions, was among the first engineers of Persia.
Abolghassem became in chronological order vice-governor of Kermanshah, CEO of the "technology governance group of Iran", CEO of the "technical factory complex of Shahi (Qa'em Shahr)", CEO of the "Glycerine Factory of Iran", CEO of the "factory complex of Vanak", CEO of ETKA.
After the success of the Coup d'état against Mossadegh, he went to work in Marseille in France where he was suggested to work at a high level position and to eventually receive the French nationality. However, motivated by the love for his country, he decided to go back to Iran. Even though he was known to be a strong supporter of Dr. Mohammad Mossadegh, he received an order (neshaane Homayoon) from the Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. He died in 1981.
French ID card
Abolghassem Khan Vaziri with Empress Farah Pahlavi and the Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
His honorific title : "Thanks to the qualities and abilities of Mirza Abolghassem Khan, son of Motazed-Dowleh, that were reported to His Imperial Majesty (Soltan Ahmad Shah), He, with the agreement of the Prime Minister Ghavam-ol-Saltaneh and the Interior Minister, grants him the title of Motazed-Daftar. 1923"
Abolghassem Vaziri's electrical engineering degree from the University of Grenoble, France, 1937
Certificate from AUB, 1927
Photo from the archives of AUB, Abolghassem Khan is the fourth person from the right in the first standing row
Decrees detailing two of his positions.
Legion of honour given by Mohammad Reza Shah to Abolghassem Vaziri
"Vaziri Family" in "Historical Geography and Comprehensive History of Kermanshahan" (Taarikhe Mofasale Kermanshahan), 1994, Mohammad-Ali Soltani
Archives of the American University of Beiruth and the University of Grenoble