Ahmad Eghtedari, Iranian teacher, lawyer and writer, Died at 93, 94

Ahmad Eghtedari was born 1925, in Gerash, Iran, and died on April 16, 2019.

He was a teacher, lawyer, writer, historian and geographer; he was a prominent scholar in the Persian Gulf where he studies.

Historically, Ahmad is a descendant of Gerashi thanes (Khan in Persian). In his youth, he travelled on foot along the coasts of the Persian Gulf and Oman Sea and has begun mapping and documenting their topography.


The Pearl of The Persian Gulf is a book that documents his Iranian Studies researches.

He was born Ahmad Khan Eqtedari Gerashi in 1925 in Gerash, a small city in the south of Fars, Iran. Both his parents, Mortaza Qoli Khan Eghtedari and Aniss Eghtedari, were Gerashi descendants of thanes (Khan in Persian) of Gerash.

Ahmad started his education in Lar and Shiraz. He returned to Lar to work as a teacher in elementary school, which he continued to do for 30 years. Meanwhile, in 1949, he was accepted in the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of the University of Tehran and graduated as a lawyer in 1955. He worked as a lawyer for 40 years.

At the same time, he started his researches about the history of Larestan. Due to these prominent studies, Ahmad was invited to teach history to graduate students of the University of Tehran.

Later, he received an honorary in doctorate degree from the University of Tehran for his outstanding works and researches.

Ahmad Eghtedari passed away at the age of 93-94.