Mobed Rostam Shahzadi was born in Yazd, Iran, in 1912 in a devout
Zarathushtrian priestly family, and studied in Yazd and Tehran. His promise
as a leader and a priest earned him sponsorship to study in Bombay India
under the renown Gathic scholar Iradj Taraporewala. Upon his return to Iran
he worked his way up to become a well celebrated Mobedan-e-Mobed of Iran.
His services to his community noteable, and his scholarship of high
caliber, he earned the respect of his nation by his acts of courage and
boldness in the aftermath of the Islamic revolution of 1979, when he managed
to save the colors of the national flag of Iran from falling victim of the
revolutionary fervor that swept his nation. Mobed Shahzadi died in April of
2000, leaving a legacy of great service and enlightment for others to
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