|One of the oldest voices
Audio: Atabak Azam
From Tourang Birangi
June 20, 2002
As a follow up to the recorded speech of Mozzafar-el-din-Shah
Ghajar, I am sending you the voice of Atabak Azam, his prime minister. These
two recordings must be the oldest voice recordings in the history of our country.
If anyone out there is in possession of any valuable sounds or voices, it would be
nice to hear them. >>>
From Qajar Nobles
Mirza Ali Asghar Khan, Amin-e Soltan, Atabak-e Azam, Mohammad Ali Shah's
Prime Minister. One of the most seasoned politicians of his period, he was an ally
of the Russians in their struggle to dominate Persian politics. He was recalled from
exile by Mohammad Ali Shah and asked to be his prime minister.
Previous to this post he held the post of prime-minister under Nasser-ed-Din Shah
and Mozaffar-ed-Din Shah, Mohammad Ali Shah's father and grand-father.
A staunch monarchist, opposed to certain factions of the constitutionalists, and
especially opposed to British influence in Persia, he was assassinated on August
31, 1907, by a man by the name of Abbas Aqa of Tabriz, a "fidai" or religious
warrior from Tabriz.