Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani Age, Wife, Death Cause, Biography & More

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

Real NameAkbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
NicknameNot Known
ProfessionIranian Politician and Writer
PartyCombatant Clergy Association
Political Journey • On 28 May 1980, Rafsanjani became the member of the Islamic Consultative Assembly.
• In the legislative Election 1980, he nominated as one of the Islamic Republican Party's candidates. In this Election Rafsanjani gained 1,151,514 (54%) votes and ranked 15.
• In Iranian legislative election, 1980, Rafsanjani was elected as the speaker in the first season of Parliament after the Iranian Revolution. Rafsanjani served as the speaker for 9 years.
• In 1989 presidential race, Rafsanjani became the President of Iran and remained until 3 August 1997.
• Rafsanjani was the chairman of the Expediency Discernment Council of Iran from 1989 until his death.
Biggest RivalAbbas Sheibani
Abbas Sheybani
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Physical Stats & More
Height (Approx.)in centimeters- 162 cm
in meters- 1.62 m
in Feet Inches- 5’
Weight (Approx.)in Kilograms- 70 kg
in Pounds- 154 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourGreyish and White
Personal Life
Date of Birth25 August 1934
Age (as in 2017)83 Years
Birth PlaceBahreman, Persia
Zodiac sign/Sun signVirgo
Date of Death8 January 2017
Place of DeathTehran, Iran
Death CauseHeart Attack
HometownBahreman, Persia
SchoolQom Hawza, Qom, Iran
CollegeNot Known
Educational QualificationsDegree in Theology
FamilyFather- Mirza Ali Hashemi Behramani
Mother- Hajie Khanom Mahbibi Hashemi
Brothers- Mohammad Hashemi,
Mohammad Hashemi
Mahmoud, Ahmad and Ghasem
Sisters- Tayyebeh, Tahereh, Sedigheh
ReligionTwelver Shia Islam
Controversies• In the 1994 AMIA bombing in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Several Allegations were made on senior Iranian officials who planned the attack in an August 1993 meeting, including Khamanei, the Supreme Leader, Mohammad Hejazi, Khamenei's intelligence and security advisor, Rafsanjani, then president, Ali Fallahian, then intelligence minister, and Ali Akbar Velayati, then foreign minister.
• During the Mykonos trial in Germany in 1997, it was declared that Rafsanjani, the then president of Iran, alongside Ayatollah Khamenei, Velayati and Fallahian had a role in the assassination of Iran's opposition activists in Europe.
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
WifeEffat Marashi (M. 1958)
Hashemi with his wife Effat
ChildrenSon- Mohsen,
Mohsen Hashemi
Mehdi Hashemi Rafsanjani and
Yasser Hashemi
Daughter- Fatemeh and
Fatemeh Hashemi Rafsanjani
Faezeh Hashemi
Money Factor
Net Worth$1 Billion

Akbar Hashemi

Some Lesser Known Facts About Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

  • Did Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani smoke?: Not Known
  • Did Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Rafsanjani was born to a wealthy family of pistachio farmers.
  • His father, Mirza Ali Hashemi Behramani, was one of Kerman’s famous businessmen and a Pistachio merchant.
  • One of his brothers, Mohammad Hashemi is the former director of IRIB (Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting).
  • Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini was his teacher in his study of theology.                                                                            Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini
  • He was one of the opposition of Shah’s White Revolution and accompanied with Khomeini. With Khomeini’s exile, Hashemi’s role in the fight against the Shah and representing Khomeini in the country was highlighted. This opposition eventually led to his arrest and imprisonment.
  • Rafsanjani was arrested for 7 times from 1960 until 1979 and was in jail for four years and 5 months in total in the crime of clandestine activities against Pahlavi regime.
  • Rafsanjani was one of the 28 founders of Traditional right-wing Combatant Clergy Association and also one of the members of the central committee of Islamic Republican Party at the first years of the revolution.
  • In 1979, only a month after the Iranian Revolution Rafsanjani was shot in his stomach. He was not seriously injured — and neither was his wife, who jumped in front to shield him from the attack.
  • In February 1994, in the next assassination attempt, Rafsanjani was fired by the gun by a lone gunman who was speaking to mark the 15th anniversary of the revolution. Unhurt and unshaken, Rafsanjani calmed a crowd of thousands and continued his speech.