Leader hosts memorial ceremony for late Ayat. Rafsanjani

Tehran, Jan 11, IRNA – Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Wednesday hosted a memorial ceremony for the late Expediency Council chairman Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani who passed away on January 8.

Family members of Ayatollah Rafsanjani, heads of the three branches of the Government, civil and military officials as well as people from different walks of life are present at the ceremony underway at Imam Khomeini Mosque downtown Tehran.

Ayatollah Rafsanjani died at the age of 82 due to a heart attack in a hospital in north of Tehran.

Rafsanjani, a veteran cleric, a pillar of the Islamic Revolution and a leading politician, served in different positions after the 1979 Islamic Revolution.