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Pahlavi, Muhammed (1919 – 1980)

A superb signed and inscribed 7.5″ X 11.25″ youthful portrait by Muhammed Pahlavi, inscribed to the Pakistani Prime Minister, Liaquat Ali Khan.

Pahlavi writes in Farsi, ‘To Mr. Liaquat Ali Khan and his lady, customarily gifted as a remembrance, Muhammed Pahlavi’. He adds the date, ‘Tehran, 9 Kordad 1328’ [30th May 1949]. Laid down to a larger card. A small stain to the right edge, otherwise in very fine condition.

An extraordinary association piece. On the 14th August 1947, when Pakistan achieved independence, Iran was the first country to establish relations. In March 1950, Pahlavi became the first head of state to make an official state visit to Pakistan.

Liaquat Ali Khan (1895 – 1951) was Pakistan’s first Prime Minister, serving from 1947 until his assassination in 1951.