Ali Reza Khan, Azod-ol-Molk (Azdelmolk)
Amir Soleymani-Qovanlu Qajar (Kadjar)
Ali Reza Khan Qajar (Kadjar) (Amir Soleymani), Azod-ol-Molk, [pronounced "Azdelmolk"], was head of the Qajar (Kadjar) tribe when he was asked to be the Regent for the young Ahmad Shah, who had to accede to the throne when his father was forced into exile by the combined force of Great Britain, the Constitutional Revolution and the tempest he had unleashed and could not control any longer. Soltan Ahmad Shah accedes to the throne on July 18, 1909. Azod-ol-Molk remains Regent until his death in office on September 22, 1910. He is succeeded as Regent by Abol-Ghassem Khan Gharagozlou, Nasser-ol-Molk, who was regent from 1910 to 1913, until Soltan Ahmad Shah reached majority. Ali Reza Khan was a man of great integrity and fiercely loyal to the Qajars (Kadjars). (for a genealogy of Azdelmolk's descendants, please click here.)
Below is a copy of the announcement by Azod-ol-Molk in the name of Soltan Ahmad Shah, as to who the crown prince and successor of Ahmad Shah shall be for the time being, as Soltan Ahmad Shah had no children of his own yet. It is interesting to note that the date is only a few weeks before Azod-ol-Molk's passing.
(For the official English translation of this document, click here.)
Source of Picture: Morgan Shuster, The Strangling of Persia, Mage Publishers, Washington, DC, 1987.
Source of Document: Private Archives of Soltan Ali Mirza Kadjar.
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