Mohammad-Javad Bahonar

محمد جواد باهنر

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(Wikipedia) - Mohammad-Javad Bahonar Mohammad-Javad Bahonar محمد جواد باهنر 77th Prime Minister of Iran 3rd Prime Minister of the Islamic RepublicPresident Preceded by Succeeded by Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance President Prime Minister Preceded by Succeeded by Leader of the Islamic Republican Party Deputy Preceded by Succeeded by Personal details Born Died Political party Alma mater Religion
In office 15 August 1981 – 30 August 1981
Mohammad-Ali Rajai
Mohammad-Ali Rajai
Mohammad-Reza Mahdavi Kani (Acting)
In office 10 August 1980 – 10 August 1981
Abolhassan Banisadr
Mohammad-Ali Rajai
Ali Akbar Parvaresh
Ali Shokoohi
In office 29 June 1981 – 30 August 1981
Mir-Hossein Mousavi
Mohammad Beheshti
Ali Khamenei
(1933-09-05)5 September 1933 Kerman, Iran
30 August 1981(1981-08-30) (aged 47) Tehran, Iran
Islamic Republican Party
University of Tehran
Shia Islam

Mohammad Javad Bahonar (Persian: محمدجواد باهنر‎, 5 September 1933 – 30 August 1981) was an Iranian scholar, Shia theologian and politician who served as the Prime minister of Iran from 15 to 30 August 1981 when he was assassinated by Mujahideen-e Khalq MEK, also known as PMOI and KMO. He is the first Iranian cleric Prime Minister.

  • 1 Early life and education
  • 2 Career and activities
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Early life and education

Mohammad-Javad Bahonar was born on 5 September 1933 in Kerman, Iran. He attended Masoumiyeh school of Kerman and then, Qom Seminary. He received a PhD in theology from the University of Tehran.

Career and activities

Bahonar began his career as a faculty member at the university of Tehran, becoming professor of theology. He was imprisoned several for his anti-government activities and his study at ministry of education during the 1960s. He jailed for eleven years from 1964 to 1975.

Following the revolution Bahonar became a founding member of the Islamic Republican party and an original member of the Council of Revolution of Iran. He was also appointed minister of education. After the assassination of Mohammad Beheshti on 28 June 1981, he was appointed general secretary of the party where he was also a member of the central committee.

Bahonar served as the minister of culture and Islamic guidance under Mohammad Ali Rajai''s prime ministry from March 1981 to August 1981, and continued efforts to purge Iranian universities of secular influences, in what became known as the Islamic Cultural Revolution. When Rajai became president on 4 August 1981, he chose Bahonar as his prime minister.


Bahonar was assassinated after less than two months in these offices, along with Rajai and other party leaders, when a bomb exploded at his office in Tehran on 30 August 1981. The assassin was identified as Massoud Kashmiri, an operative of The People''s Mujahedin of Iran (also known as the MKO, MEK and PMOI), who had infiltrated the Prime Ministry in the guise of a state security official.

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