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The Lavasani is one of Iran''s oldest and most famous families who lives in Tehran. Sources reaching back to the early days of the Qajar dynasty refer to it. The name means "one who is from the city of Lavasan" in Persian.
Although there are many people named Lavasani today, not many of them belong to the mainstream family. The members of the original family nowadays include physicians, surgeon generals, architects, designers, artists, judges and professors with broad education in Iran, Europe and the US. Their long lineage stretches back to the 13th century under the Seljuq dynasty.
Important family members
There are famous individuals among them:
- Mohammad Sadeq Hosseini Lavasani
- Dr. Mohammad Baqer Lavasani, M.D., Ph.D. – elected senator during the incipient days of the Islamic Republic, who was killed on June 28, 1981 when a bomb exploded in a meeting of the Islamic Republic Party (Hafte tir bombing). A lot of then high-ranked Iranian officials were killed in the incident including Ayatollah Dr. Mohammad Beheshti. Following the incident, the Farmanieh Street, located in the north of Tehran, where the members of the original family have been residing for centuries, was renamed after him.
- Dr. Abbas Lavasani (killed during the Iranian Embassy Siege in London).
- Seyed Mohammad Mehdi Lavasani the son of Seyed Mohammad Ali , born on 1987 , he was graduated from university of East London on MSc Business Information System and BSc in computing from university of wolverHampton .
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