Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi died yesterday evening at the age of 86 due to gastrointestinal disease.
He had been hospitalized since Saturday after his condition deteriorated.
Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi played a major part in the uprising — led by late founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini — that overthrew the US-backed Pahlavi regime in 1979.
Following the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi first founded Baqir-ul-Uloom Institute and then Imam Khomeini Education and Research Institute in the city of Qom, which he headed for the rest of his life.
The cleric, a philosopher and political theorist, was a member of the Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom.
The cleric was first hospitalized at home on December 4 in the city of Qom, but following the progression of his clinical symptoms, he was transferred to Tehran for further treatment. He died in hospital six days later.Follow the Official Rokna NEWS Telegram Channel For More and fresh NEWS.