Shahabanou Farah Pahlavi Marks 70th Birthday
payvand / PDV / Darius KADIVAR & Jean-Jacques BRUGES
25-Oct-2008 (18 comments)

For Her 70th Birthday, Empress Farah greeted us at her Parisian apartment in presence of her close family members: The Crown Prince Reza, his wife Princess Yasmine and her three beautiful grandchildren: Noor, Iman and Farah, the Empress expressed her eternal love for her country for which she continues to struggle.

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In praise of Farah Pahlavi

by Anonymous Admirer (not verified) on

She is the only remaining proof that we may have to lay a claim to a bygone era of hope and glory. A hope that was shattered by the idiotic rebelion of a spoiled nation who had never had it better, before or since. And a glory that was brutally replaced by horror and disgrace. The same people who, out of fatuity, brought the calamity of thirty years ago upon us and themselves, have not still learned their lessosn. When do they learn if ever?

Darius Kadivar

Thank You Abarmard and others

by Darius Kadivar on

Thank You Abarmard, I know we have our differences but I know that you are a good person and with a good heart. I hope that Time and good will and understanding between Iranians of all sensitivities will bring us and our views together for a Free and Truly Democratic Iran where making Fun of the King or Queen or Hailing  them will no more be a crime nor shed blood amongst our brothers and sisters. I am certain that a day will come where the political differences will no more be a pretext for violence on both sides but that the battle of ideas will be sorted in the Parliament and Cast with the Free Vote of Iranian citizens.

Thank you all for your interest in this article and your continued support. I cherish it.

Warm Regards,



> differences

by Another Lost Iranian in Paris (not verified) on

There is a major between being nostalgic and being stuck in the past.

DK is in the second category. now go ahead ''Monsieur'' and post a 500 words chapter on how the past is present, and bla bla bla , quoting Platon or John Wayne.

I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek

When Farah blows out the candles what she wishes for

by I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek on

"Dear God. Please make my son a king. please. Thanks. ttyl"


Thank you DK

by sanazi on

For reminding us of Shahbanou's birthday. Although, I am not very pro-monarchy but I believe Shahbanou is a very important figure for all Iranians. Not only she was the last Queen of Iran but she still portrays a good image of Iranians to the world and we should all be appreciative.

I would like to wish Her a very happy birthday and many beautiful years ahead.


BTW, Mr.Kadivar, your posts have always been very informative. Thank you for all your efforts.


Thanks DK

by Abarmard on

About Farokhzad, he was a true patriot, he understood the mentality of Khomaini and his gang and he had a lot of class.

Thanks for the links.

Anonymous Observer

Nothing Is More Important Than...

by Anonymous Observer on

 Abolfazl's birthday.....NOTHING!!!

Persia is Eternal.

Kaveh Nouraee


by Kaveh Nouraee on

Well done, as always.

Remember, you know you are doing a great job when you get all of these haters coming out of the woodwork.


Mr. Kadivar

by ThePope on

"Each man comes into this world with a specific destiny; he has something to fulfill, some message has to be delivered, some work has to be completed. You are not here accidentally. You are here meaningfully. There is a purpose behind you. The Whole intends to do something through you." -Osho



And a happy Birthday to Iran's Queen.

mash mandali

Mr. Kadivar

by mash mandali on

What happened?

You forgot to attach 291 clips and 1235 unrelated links to your article / blog / news post and comments !!!!

Are you running out ?

C'mon SIR ! there are millions of clips on google with NO relation to the subject whatsoever, that you can post here, as you usually do......

Ey chand ta behasboon !  


Happy birth day to you...

by Maziar 58 (not verified) on

eeroni hope you accept; the current regime also stamped out Islam (religion & faith)from majority of Iranian In and Out of that land,
mrs sepideh please go and embrace that change,not to defend it from here.
mrs Diba was and is a persian symbol of civilazation.
Mr. D.K thanks for your sincere taughts and not shifty like some others.
payandeh IRAN.

Darius Kadivar


by Darius Kadivar on

I wish YOU a Happy Birthday then ...


Darius Kadivar

sepide Indeed

by Darius Kadivar on

Thank you for drawing my attention on this error which I was not able to correct before publication. I meant indeed 70 % under the age of 30 and a majority of women.

No one is Perfect. ;0)

As for your comments "Has Been" In regard to the Pahlavis or your lack of belief in the Royal Institution , I have no problem with that. It is perfectly your right to prefer a republican democracy.

I don't live in the past nor am I idolizing it, but I do not believe that ignoring it is right, because history is something that shapes a nation for good or bad. All nations look and study their past, and no one can entirely escape it because it shapes who we are and to some degree our collective ( if not individual) identity. I don't think what you mention regarding your uncle has anything to do with an identity crisis but more a self imposed amnesia that we have more or less all had to cope with because of the huge psychological impact the revolution had on our generation. It was not just negative for it proved that even a system like the monarchy was fragile and could crumble like a sand castle. However the recurrent attempt Iranians have in wanting to deny our royal heritage in the name of some so called "modernism" or with this kind of hypocrisy that the slightest reference to something positive about the Pahlavis is immediately seen as an aggression or some kind of statement that requests an immediate excuse to the readers.

Well I am not Sorry ...

Thank you for sharing your views nevertheless and maintaining a civil and cordial tone.





Mr. Kadivar:Pahlavi is stamped all over you forehead

by Erooni (not verified) on

You must be one of those naive people who think that monarchy government would return to Iran and Reza Pahlavi(The self proclaim Shah)would come back to Iran.The current regime has made the monarchy system so unpopular that there is no chance for Reza Pahlavi to return,but dream on they may give you a position if he returns.



‫مامان (not verified)

‫برو پی کارت. من خودم شاهی نیستم ولی ۱۰۰
‫ رحمت به محمد رضا شاه. من زمان زندگی این کفتارها رفتم تو دِپرسیون. کارهئیکه خانم فرح دیبا برای رفاه مردم کرد اینها برعکسشو کردند.

‫تولدشون مبارک

‫داریوش جان این کلیپ فریدون فرخزاد خیلی عالی بود، معلوم شد چه کسی و برای چی این جنایتو کرد؟


70% women!!!

by sepide (not verified) on

This is a quote from the article:
"If 70 % of Iran's Population are composed of Women,It Seems that the Royal Family does not make an exception to this rule"

I think the writer or interviewer meant age of 70% under 30,imagine population of a location with that kind of demographics!!!

Even though I do not believe in monarchy system and I did not support reign of Pahlavi monarchy,but I believe in freedom of speech and expression which Mr. Kadivar is entitled to,but if you don't mind me saying (No offense): Pahlavi era is a "has been" you seem to be too much tied to that period,sometimes letting go and opening door to new beginnings are more productive.You sound like my uncle ,Shahanshah Aryamehr this SA that.We have a culture that because of identity crises holds on to the past and sometimes way too past.Just think about that.

Darius Kadivar

Baba Oh Because You Had An Erection ?

by Darius Kadivar on

Feel Sorry for yourself and what the IRI lobbyist are preparing for our Beloved Country by highjacking our patriotism.

You'll Regret the Shahbanou the day she won't be around.

Go have your Erection for what I care


And Mark my Word !



Mr. Kadivar: You are really ....

by Baba on

very deeply into Pahlavis. I bet you had a "depression" when they were overthrown. I feel bad.