Rais Ali Delvāri (1882-1915)

Rais Ali Delvāri

Rais Ali Delvāri, born in 1882 AD in the village of Delvār, a small village in Tangestān, was a constitutional fighter and head of the southern uprising in Tangestān and a Bushehr against the British colonizing forces in the Persian Gulf in the period of the World War I.

When he was just 24 years old, he became one of the forerunners of constitutionalism in southern Iran and began close cooperation with revolutionary circles and people aspiring to the constitution in Bushehr, Tangestan and Dashti, playing a key role in the southern insurgency with two main objectives: the surveillance of Bushehr, Dashtstān and Tangestān as their own area of ​​residence, the prevention of the expansion of foreign power within the Iranian borders and the defense of the independence of the homeland.

Until today, seminars and congresses have been held to commemorate and honor him, and every year in his birthplace his commemoration is held on the anniversary of his martyrdom. The house of Rais Ali Delvari at DelVar is now a museum and a television series in 14 bets called "Dalirān-and Tangestān" (the brave of Tangestān ") shows viewers the lives, struggles and courage of Rais Ali Delvāri and his contemporaries;
moreover, a statue of his was placed in Tehrān and a dam was built in the Bushehr region that bears his name.
The anniversary of his murder that coincides with the twelfth day of the month of Shahrivar, has been called "national day of the fight against colonialism".
In the war between the brave Tangestān led by Rais Ali Delvāri on one side and the English forces and tribal leaders joined the other side, the 3 September 1915 Rais Ali was shot in the back by a bullet and died as a martyr. The mausoleum of this great man in the history of Iran is next to that of Imam Ali Ben Abi Tāleb (A) in Najaf, Iraq.

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