Ahmad Eghtedari

Iranian educator, historian, and lawyer

Ahmad Khan Eghtedari Gerashi (Persian: احمد اقتداری‎; 24 May 1925 – 16 April 2019) was an Iranian teacher, lawyer, writer, historian and geographer.[1] He was known for his work as an academic of Persian Gulf studies. He wrote 40 books and more than 100 educational papers. His works covered a wide range of topics, including the reworking of poetry collections written by past poets, and translations of research works of non-Iranian scholars and writers. He also wrote scientific researches in the fields of the language and the culture of different regions of Iran.[2] He worked as a lawyer for over forty years.[1]

Eghtedari in November 2016

Eghtedari was born in Gerash, a small city in the south of Fars. He died of lung and kidney disease in Tehran on 16 April 2019. He was 93 or 94.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "گریشنا | خبر و فرهنگ در گراش » The Old Man and the Sea: The Great Persian Gulf Scholar Passed Away". Gerishna. 17 April 2019. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  2. "از تندیس استاد احمد اقتداری رونمایی شد". IRNA (in Persian). Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  3. "احمد اقتداری از دنیا رفت". Tabnak (in Persian). 16 April 2019. Retrieved 16 April 2019.