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Elghanian (Elqāniān), Habībullāh
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Habībullah Elghanian (Elqāniān),  was a major industrialist and factory owner in Iran prior to the Revolution of 1979. With his brothers, he built one of the country’s largest and most successful, diversified manufacturing conglomerates. Born in 1911 in Tehran, Elghanian was educated in the Alliance Israélite Universelle school and after graduation managed a hotel on Ferdowsī Boulevard that belonged to his uncle Hajjī ʿAzīz Elghanian. Later he became the manager of several shops on Lālehzar Street that belonged to another of his relatives. …

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Orly R. Rahimiyan, “Elghanian (Elqāniān), Habībullāh”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 29 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_000221>
First published online: 2010

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