Former Iranian President Rafsanjani dies at 82

DN Bureau
Tehran/ 9 January 2017.
Former Iranian president and chairman of the expediency council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani on Sunday died after suffering a heart attack. He was 82-year old.

According to the reports Rafsanjani was taken to a state-run hospital after he suffered a heart attack earlier in the day.


He was an influential politician and writer who served as the fourth president of Iran from 1989 to 1997.

Rafsanjani was elected as the chairman of the Iranian parliament in 1980 and served until 1989. (ANI)

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