Yahya Khan Adl was born in 1908 . The Adl clan was one of the city’s most prominent; Yahya Khan’s father was a jurist and for a while the head of the judiciary for the state of Azerbaijan. Yahya Adl went to Hekmat elementary school in Tabriz, and high school in Kermanshah, after his father moved there. In 1924 Yahya’s father sent him to Paris, France to continue his education. Yahya was 16 years old at that time and studied mathematics and philosophy, before entering Paris medical school.