In Memory of my beloved daughter Princess Leila Pahlavi
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Princess Leila Pahlavi - A light just flickered out - photo and poem

Please no flowers - Should you wish, just help the "Children of Iran" or any Charitable Institution of your choice

Mes sincères Remerciements - My Gratitude for condolences received

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It is with much pain and very deep sorrow that I sadly announce the demise
of my beloved daughter
Princess Leila Pahlavi
I pray God Almighty for the eternal rest of dear Leila who has joined her beloved father in Heaven

Farah Pahlavi

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Monday, June 18, 2001
Farah Pahlavi "Audio Radio Program" - Sharing memories of  Princess Leila with Compatriots

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COMMUNIQUÉ TO MY COMPATRIOTS

It is with sadness and  great grief that I am to inform my coutrymen living in IRAN or in exile, of the passing away of my daughter Leila Pahlavi in London during her sleep, in the night of 10th June 2001.

For the past few years, Leila was very depressed. Time had not healed her wounds. Exiled at the age of 9, she never surmounted the death of her father, His Majesty Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi to whom she was particularly close.
She was never able to forget the injustice and the dramatic conditions of our departure and the erring which was to follow. She could not stand living far from IRAN and shared wholeheartedly the suffering of her countrymen.

At a time when we have lost a person so dear, in the force of her age, my thoughts go towards our young compatriots who, in IRAN or in exile, also have difficulty in facing up to conditions of life over which they have no mastery.

Above all, Leila loved IRAN. She has left us without seeing her country again. Beyond the grief of a mother, this will always be a regret for me that nothing could ever fill.

The passing away of my beloved daughter brings me even closer to those Iranian mothers who have lived through the same mourning.

Paris, 11th June 2001
Farah Pahlavi

 

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Received from A.A. for Leila

Photographs of the Funeral ceremony at Passy - Paris

Leila Photo Album 1  |  Leila Photo Album 2

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Due to circumstances, I will be late answering the many thousands messages of condolences
I have received and for which I am deeply grateful

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