Rostam Giv

Iranian politician

Rostam Giv or Arbab Rostam Giv (Persian: رستم گیو alternative spellings: Rustam Guiv) (1880, Yazd, Iran - October 7 1980, Whittier, California), was the founder of Giv charity foundation. He was the third representative of Iranian Zoroastrians in the Iranian parliament. He was also a senator of the Iranian Senate.[1]

Rostam Giv
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Rostam Giv the founder of Giv charity foundation
Died(1980-10-07)7 October 1980
Occupation3rd Zoroastrian representative in Iranian National Assembly
senator of Iranian senate
Parent(s)Kharman & Shahpour


Giv was born in 1888 in Yazd. His mother's name was Kharman. His father's name was Shahpour.[2]

Giv completed his elementary education at Kay Khosravi school. He learned English language in Yazd. He was elected as the Zoroastrians' Representative in the Iranian National Assembly after Keikhosrow Shahrokh died in 1939. He founded "Giv's Charity foundation" in 1958 for supporting needy people. He was also selected as a senator in the Iranian Senate in 1963 because of his charity works for the Iranian people.[3]

Rostam BaghEdit

Rostam Bagh, is a big garden in Tehran Pars Street in Tehran. Arbab Rostam was built in 1957 for Living Zoroastrian's Needy Family. This garden covers about 25,000 square metres (270,000 sq ft), including residential buildings, a meeting hall, two schools, a sports ground, a library and a fire temple.[4]

Building water reservoirEdit

Making a water reservoir in Yazd, which has 4000 cubic meter capacity and provides clean and safe water for people is another one of Giv's charity works.[5]

Building schoolsEdit

Giv has built schools for Iranian children. He built Giv's elementary school, Ostad Khdobabakhsh elementary school and Ostad pour-Davood elementary school for boys and girls in Tehran. He donated 15,000 square metres (160,000 sq ft) of land to Iran's Ministry of Education in Damavand County.[6]

Endowments outside IranEdit

A few months before the Iranian revolution, Rostam and his wife immigrated to the United States and he founded his charity foundations. They donated 4 million dollars for building Zoroastrian charities in all of the world.

They built Charity Buildings for Zoroastrians in New York, Chicago, Toronto, Vancouver and Sydney.[7]


Related pagesEdit


  1. Biography of Rostam Giv
  2. "Libraries, Museums and Documents Center of the Iranian Parliament". Archived from the original on 2015-01-14. Retrieved 2015-09-20.
  3. "Arbab Rostam the 3rd Zoroastrian's representative in National Assembly". Archived from the original on 2014-12-17. Retrieved 2015-09-20.
  4. Arbab Rostam, Rostam bagh garden
  5. "Giv's Ab anabr in yazd". Archived from the original on 2014-12-17. Retrieved 2015-09-20.
  6. Looking at the life and good thoughts of Arbab Rustam Guiv
  7. Giv, Rostam, encyclopedia Iranica

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