The Persian princess Ashraf Pahlavi passes away at the age of 97 in New York. She was a twin sister of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last king of Persia (Iran).
Princess Ashraf in the recent years could not recognize anyone around her.
After 1979 Islamic revolution and her departure from her homeland, she actively supported Iranian studies foundations in the United States, known as ISF.
Princess Ashraf was the most controversial member of Pahlavi family. Her memories was published in 1981 as a book in English entitled "Faces in a Miror". Hormoz Abdolahi has translated this book into Persian.
Princess Ashraf's son Shahryar Shafigh was assassinated by the agents of Islamic regime of Tehran in early 1979 and Azadeh Shafigh (his sister) died by cancer in 2000 in France.
Ashraf Pahlavi, Most Controversial Princess of Persia
Princess Ashraf at South African Embassy in 1978: