Hashem Bathaie Golpayegani

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Sayyid Hashem Bathaie Golpayegani (Persian: سید هاشم بطحایی گلپایگانی‎; 1941 – 16 March 2020) was an Iranian Shia cleric and representative of the Tehran Province in Iran's Assembly of Experts.[1] He studied at the Qom Seminary.

Hashem Bathaie Golpayegani
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Bathaie Golpayegani in 2018
Member of the Assembly of Experts
In office
24 May 2016 – 16 March 2020
ConstituencyTehran Province
Majority1,331,056 (29.57%)
Personal details
Born1941 (1941)
Guged, Golpayegan, Iran
Died16 March 2020(2020-03-16) (aged 78–79)
Qom, Iran
Cause of deathCOVID-19
EducationQom Seminary

Bathaie ran under the People's Experts and the Friends of Moderation electoral list in the 2016 Iranian Assembly of Experts election.

On 15 March 2020, the Al Arabiya English reported that he had been infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019.[2] On 16 March, Golpayegani died from the infection.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Battaglia nelle urne. In Iran è testa a testa fra Rohani e Raisi". LaStampa.it (in Italian). 20 May 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Iran Assembly of Experts member infected with coronavirus". Al Arabiya English. 15 March 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Top Iranian cleric among those tasked with choosing supreme leader succumbs to coronavirus infection". RT News. 16 March 2020. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Iran Assembly of Experts member Hashem Bathaei-Golpaygani dies of coronavirus". Al Arabiya English. 16 March 2020. Retrieved 16 March 2020.

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