By: Mir M.Hosseini
Mohammad Ali Shah of Qajar dynasty died in Italy at the age of 54. He had been diagnosed with diabetes. He ascended the throne after the death of his father Mozaffaroddin Shah. It was the peak of the public movement calling for Conditional Monarchy in Iran. However he could not cope with the turmoil and left Iran for Russia on Sep, 29, 1909. He then traveled to Europe and unwillingly started a new tradition: All Iranian kings after him died in exile.
Mohammad Ali Shah was a superstitious man. He used fortunetellers as advisors for decision-making. His mother, Tajolmolook Amirkabir's daughter had a great influence on him. His body was transported to Iraq buried in Karbala.