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Mehrdad Pahlbod

Mehrdad Pahlbod (Persian: مهرداد پهلبد‎; 16 March 1917 – 9 August 2018) was an Iranian politician. He served as the Minister of Culture and Arts from 1964 to 1978. He was the first culture minister of Iran. He was a member of the Iranian royal family through his marriage to Shams Pahlavi, the sister of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran.

Pahlbod was born in Tehran. He married Shams Pahlavi in 1945. They also became Roman Catholics in the 1940s. Pahlavi died in 1996.

Pahlbod turned 100 in 2017. He died on 9 August 2018 in Los Angeles, California, United States. He was 101.[1]

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