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Dr. Amanollah Khan Riggi

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Dr. Amanollah Khan Riggi, proud son of a Baluchi tribe leader (Riggi) in the Province of Baluchistan (Iran), elected Lord Mayor of the oil city of Abadan, four-term Member of Iranian Parliament serving as Secretary of Foreign Relations and Finance Committees (1963-1977), President of Folkloric Organization of Iran, Secretary of Iranian Press Club, and publisher of the Baluchistan weekly newspaper "Nedai Zahedan", peacefully passed away early Wednesday morning August 24, 2016 in New York City. He had a BSC in Political Science and a PHD in Economics from Tehran University. In addition to his distinguished political achievements, Mr. Riggi was an Estate Manager for British Petroleum (Abadan), Chief of Public Relations and Social Affairs for the National Iranian Oil Company (Tehran). He was 87 years old and survived by his widow, Sheila Riggi and his daughter, Mandi Riggi. He remained politically active against tyranny and fought for Human Rights until the very end.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Aug. 28, 2016
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