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Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Centennial of Ganji, the father of geography in Iran, celebrated
Tehran Times Culture Desk
TEHRAN -- The Eternal Figures Committee celebrated the centennial of the father of the science of geography in Iran, Mohammad-Hassan Ganji, at the Sadabad Cultural and Historical Complex in Tehran on Monday.
The ceremony was arranged in collaboration with the Sadabad complex to pay tribute to the founder of the Iran Meteorological Organization.
Mohammad-Hassan Ganji was born in 1911 in Birjand, South Khorasan Province. He completed his studies in Tehran and continued to study geography in England and the United States.
He next began to teach at the University of Tehran and was the first who began to teach modern geography at universities.
Ganji established the Iran Meteorological Organization in 1955 and ran the organization for several years.
In 2001, Professor Ganji was selected winner of International Meteorological Organization (IMO) Prize.
He has written over 130 articles in Persian and English and has trained many scholars and masters of geography over the years.
Photo: The father of the science of geography in Iran, Mohammad-Hassan Ganji, cuts a cake during his 100th birthday celebration at the Sadabad Cultural and Historical Complex on April 25, 2011. Members of the committee are seen clapping in the photo. (Mehr/Fatemeh Behbudi)