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Parvin Rouhi

Dates: Born: 23 Sep 1920 , Kerman- Iran- Died: 15 Jan 2001, Los Angeles California

Brief life history:

Parvin was the eldest child of Atieh and Ali Rouhi. She graduated from high school in Esfahan in 1937 and studied Home Economics at Teachers Training College, Tehran University, graduating with a BA degree in 1943. During this time, she was Captain of Tehran University Girls' Volleyball Team.

She became a teacher and taught in a number of Tehran's high schools, and went on to become High School Principal and Educational Inspector.
In the late 1960s she undertook the task of establishing a special teachers’ training college for girls in Varamin near Tehran. Graduates of this college were sent to teach in high schools in rural areas.

Parvin married Ebrahim Vaziri at the age of 23 in 1943 and they had two sons, Farhad (1945) and Firouz (1948). She was the most beloved and helpful grandmother to her grandchildren.

Throughout her life, Parvin was keen on international travel as well as exploring the corners of her home country, and enjoyed various hobbies including sewing, knitting, cooking and baking. Parvin passed away unexpectedly but peacefully in California, USA from a stroke in 2001, aged 81

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Mahin Rouhi


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Mahin graduated from high school in Tehran with distinction in 1940. She went through college and studied education and became a headteacher in Tehran's most elite girls' school- Hadaf in 1968. She married Jamshid Boroumand at the age of 23 in 1949 and had two sons Yousef and Babak. She shared her life with Jamshid until her death in 2018 at the age of 97.


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Parivash Rouhi


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Keyvan Rouhi

Dates: Born: 17 Feb 1928, Kerman, Iran - Died: 5 Aug 2022, London, UK

Brief life history:

Keyvan (whose official name was Hormozd) was the fourth child and only son of Atiyeh & Ali Rouhi. Since his mother was headmistress in various girls' schools around the country, where her husband was being posted regularly to different towns, Keyvan was often the only boy in a number of girl's schools (due to the necessities of the family's time and resource management). Although this was a source of unhappiness for Keyvan, he successfully graduated from high school in Tehran in 1948, and went through the years of technical college in the capital. He was later sent by his parents to the USA to study agricultural engineering. His studies were cut short due to various circumstances, including the adverse political situation at home. On his return to Iran, in one of his first jobs he worked as a translator and liaison officer in the pre-construction phase of the country's largest dam project in Karaj near the capital during early to mid 1950s. He married Haydeh Rasekh at the age of 27 in 1955 and had two sons, Kian (1956) and Kamran (1961).

After holding various positions between the mid 1950s and late 1960s which included journalism, travel industry and information technology, Keyvan was successful in his later career as a sales executive for a major American manufacturer of corporate financial computer systems in the late 1960s to 1970s and received accolades for excellence in salesmanship. Foreseeing the collapse of the dictatorial monarchy in his home country well before most others did, he fulfilled his life-long dream of fleeing autocracy, when he left Iran with his wife, and settled in Britain in 1977 (joining his son Kamran there).

eyvan shared his life with Haydeh until his peaceful death in London hospital in 2022 at the age of 94 from sudden complications of vascular dementia- a condition he had developed over a 15-year period, and during which he had been cared for at home. He loved literature, nature, gardening, tennis, history, music, poetry, dance and the good life. He had many friends during his lifetime and often enjoyed travelling and partying with them.

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