Shahpour Bakhtiar becomes Prime Minister of the Shah of Iran. Paris Match photo shows him playing chess in the palace gardens upon taking office (4 January 1979 – 5 February 1979) in what made him become the last Prime Minister of Imperial Iran in a bid to save the country from Revolution in a bid for a transition towards a secular democratic government. (circa january 1979).
Shahpour Bakhtiar is named Prime Minister of Iran by the Shah of Iran:
Some background about Bakhtiar:
Shapour Bakhtiar was born in 1914 in southwestern Iran to Mohammad Reza (Sardar-e-Fateh) and Naz-Baygom, both Bakhtiaris. Bakhtiar’s maternal grandfather, Najaf-Gholi Samsam ol-Saltaneh, was appointed prime minister twice, in 1912 and 1918. Bakhtiar’s mother died when he was seven years old. He attended elementary school in Shahr-e Kord and then secondary school, first in Isfahan and later in Beirut, Lebanon, where he received his high school diploma from a French school.