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Mohammad Ebrahim Mirza Amirteymour Kalali (5 October 1894 – 11 February 1988)[1] (Persian: امیرتیمور کلالی‎), also known as Sardar Nosrat, was a prominent Iranian statesman and aristocrat.

Amirteymour Kalali
Minister of Interior
In office
16 December 1951 – 16 July 1952
Prime MinisterMohammad Mossadegh
Minister of Labour
In office
28 April 1951 – 16 July 1952
Prime MinisterMohammad Mossadegh
Personal details
Born(1894-10-05)5 October 1894
Mashhad, Persia
Died11 February 1988(1988-02-11) (aged 93)
Tehran, Iran
MotherPrincess Ashraf us-Sultana
FatherNuzrat ol-Molk
Alma mater


Amirteymour, a distinguished and influential Iranian politician of the 20th century, was born in Mashhad to an aristocratic family and received his formal education in France and England. For centuries his family led the Timuri tribe, and his father, Mir 'Ali Mardan Khan, Nuzrat ol-Molk who was the hereditary prince/ruler of Khorasan, was granted the title of Nuzrat ol-Molk by Naser al-Din Shah Qajar. Nuzrat ol-Molk was a capable military commander and had become close to the Shah since crushing his nephew's claim to the throne in Khorasan. The Shah wanted to have him as a member of his family but did not have a suitable daughter, therefore he recommended his brother's daughter be married to Nuzrat ol-Molk. He ultimately married Prince Mohammad Taqi Mirza Rokn ed-Dowleh's daughter Princess Ashraf us-Sultana Qajar.

Private lifeEdit

Amirteymour fathered eight children from two wives:

Princess Ney Rozma Davalou Qajar

    • Naheed Amirteymour, married Nawab (prince) Iskander Mirza who also became the first president of Pakistan.
    • Mohammad Reza Mirza Amirteymour, served as Iran's ambassador to the United Kingdom, Soviet Union and India.
    • Pari Amirteymour
    • Dokhi Amirteymour

Afrouz Behnoud

    • Alimardan Amirteymour
    • Nasrollah Amirteymour
    • Laleh Amirteymour
    • Homeyra Amirteymour

See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Agheli, Bagher, Teymourtash Dar Sahneye-h Siasate-h Iran ("Teimurtash in the Political Arena of Iran") (Javeed: Tehran, 1371).
  • Ansari, Ali, Modern Iran Since 1921: The Pahlavis and After (Longman: London, 2003) ISBN 0-582-35685-7.
  • 'Alí Rizā Awsatí (عليرضا اوسطى), Iran in the Past Three Centuries (Irān dar Se Qarn-e Goz̲ashteh - ايران در سه قرن گذشته), Volumes 1 and 2 (Paktāb Publishing - انتشارات پاکتاب, Tehran, Iran, 2003). ISBN 964-93406-6-1 (Vol. 1), ISBN 964-93406-5-3 (Vol. 2).
  • Cronin, Stephanie, The Making of Modern Iran: State and Society Under Reza Shah (Routledge: London, 2003) ISBN 0-415-30284-6.
  • Ghani, Cyrus, Iran and the Rise of Reza Shah: From Qajar Collapse to Pahlavi Power (I.B. Tauris: London, 2000). ISBN 1-86064-629-8.