Zia ol Din Tabatabaee who was the last prime minister in the Qajar era

Despite his opponents being mainly Qajar supporters and aristocrats, Seyyed Zia had the support of many Iranians including intellectuals such as Aref Qazvini and Mirzadeh Eshghi. Aref was so fascinated by Seyyed Zia that after he left homeland, he composed a famous poem in praise of him. A few years later Mirzadeh Eshghi in his ode of the fourth parliament wrote: “It is not enough as much we admire Zia, we won’t afford it….I say something but he was something else….”.