By: Mir M.Hosseini
Reza Shah Pahlavi who was living his last days of life in Johannesburg died after suffering from cardiac problems. His corpse was mummified and sent to Egypt where a ceremonial burial took place in his honor. Six years later, his body was brought back to Iran and buried in a mausoleum near Rhagae. After 1979 revolution, this monument was razed to the ground by Khalkhali starting an era of ignorance towards Iran's past. Disrespecting the dead and cemetries is a deadly sin according to Iranian ustoms and traditions, nonetheless; Iranian national heritage has always been the target of ignorance, greed and envy throughout centuries by Macedonians, Mongols, Arabs, and most of all some so-called Iranians.
After Iran became occupied by the Allied Powers, on Sep, 16, 1941 Reza Shah was arrested and sent to Bandar Abbas On Sep, 30 a British ship took him to Bombay. Ten days later, he arrived at the Maurice Island. He was kept here for some months and then sent to South Africa on March, 27, 1942 where he was reported dead after a suspicious heart attack. He was succeeded by his son Mohammad Reza who was the perfect type to be a puppet king for the enemies of Iran.