Martyr Nader Kheirkhah

Name: Nader Kheirkhah

Date of Birth: March 25, 1943

Marital Status: Married (father of five children)

Born into a poor family in 1943 in Masal, Gilan, Iran, Nader Kheirkhah had a great enthusiasm for learning and gaining knowledge, but despite this his father burned his books for he had not enough money to pay for his education. Nader Kheirkhah started selling ice creams to make money for his education. He enrolled in a college of Technical Agriculture somewhere away from his hometown. Then he became a teacher at a primary school.

Some years have passed when Kheirkhah went back to his hometown. There he got married and had five children, the first of whom, Tahereh, died because of rubella when she was 3 years old.

Being a kind teacher, Nader Kheirkhah invited his students to his house and treated them with respect.

During the anti-Shah protests in 1970s, Kheirkhah joined the rallies and distributed Imam's leaflets among the people. Pro-Shah minions set his house on fire, but it did not make him renounce support for Imam Khomeini and anti-Shah demos.

After the 1979 Islamic Revolution by the great leadership of Imam Khomeini, he was appointed governor of the Masal district in Gilan province. As an official, Kheirkhah put his best foot forward to serve people and said that he had accepted the responsibility to serve people. He built sports and recreation centers and mosques in Masal.

MKO members fired 12 shots at Kheirkhah and killed him in the sacred month of Muharram.