When Shah’s brother sat behind the steering wheel of the Mazda pickup!

Gholam Reza Pahlavi (15 May 1923 – 7 May 2017) was aprince and a member of the Pahlavi dynasty, as the son of Reza Shah and half-brother of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah.Following the death of his half-sister Ashraf Pahlavi on 7 January 2016,Gholam Reza became the only living child of Reza Shah. He resided in Paris with his family. He died on 7 May 2017 at the age of 93.Pahlavi was born in Golestan Palace, Tehran, on 15 May 1923. He was the fifth child and third son of Reza Shah, the founder of the Pahlavi dynasty. His mother, Turan (Qamar ol-Molouk) Amirsoleimani, was related to the Qajar dynasty deposed in 1925 in favor of Reza Shah. More specifically, she was the daughter of a Qajar dignitary, Issa Majd Al Saltaneh. She was also the granddaughter of Majd ed-Dowleh Qajar-Qovanlu Amirsoleimani, Naser al Din Shah’s maternal cousin. Gholam Reza’s parents married in 1922 and divorced shortly after his birth in 1923.