OBITUARY: Mehdi Sami'ee general director of Bank-e- Markazie-e- Iran


OBITUARY: Mehdi Sami'ee general director of Bank-e- Markazie-e- Iran
by Darius Kadivar

Shahbanou Farah's Tribute to His Excellency Mehdi Sami'ee former general director of Bank-e- Markazie-e- Iran (i.e; the Central Bank of Iran) during the Pahlavi Era who passed away. Mehdi Sami'ee was also an economist and occupied various key positions in the previous era including general director of Bankeh Keshavarzi aka Bank of Agriculture.

Photo: Shahbanou Farah with H.E. Mr. Mehdi Samiy, at right is Ms. Badri Adjoudani - Los Angeles April 2010

Read Her Majesty's Message Here

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Nader Vanaki

کریم جان تسلیت می گم روحش شاد باشه

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و مردم ایران یک جهره موثر در تاریخ پیشرفتشون را از دست دادن


Mr. Mehdi Samiy

by Fatollah on

I have read and heard of his name many times, nothing but good words about him.


ebi amirhosseini

May he rest in peace

by ebi amirhosseini on

My father in law was his right hand in Bank e Markazi for many years till his retirement .He always told me stories of Mr Samiee's honesty,vision & knowledge.

Rouhash shaad,yaadash geraami

Ebi aka Haaji

Ali P.


by Ali P. on

I wasn't aware of his passing.

He enjoyed a great reputation as an honest, positive, and competant manager.

God blesss him.

Red Wine


by Red Wine on

He was a great man, met him before revulotion and a good friend of my mother's family, R.I.P

Thx Dariush jan for this pic and blog.