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Jahangir Behboodi was born in 1924 in Bombay, India, to Iranian Zoroastrian parents who had fled to India.  He served as a pilot in the British-Indian air-force during WWII, and later left for Iran. His disappointment with the British handling of Iranian oil fields in Khuzestan led to his departure to Tehran.  His love of flying eventually led to his becoming a leading pilot for Iran Air, where he flew on the smallest to the largest planes acquired by Iran air. He flew Iran Airís maiden flights from New York to Tehran and from Tehran to China. In the aftermath of Islamic revolution in Iran, Capitan Behboodi and his family left for Canada, where as of 2006 he is spending his retirement in Toronto.  Jahangir and his family are active members of the Zoroastrian Society of Ontario.  

  1. Jahangir Behboodi Son of Khodabandeh

  2. Toronto Star 1996 -- Followers of ancient faith adapt to adopted cultures  (PDF)

  3. Toronto Star 1996 -- Iranian-Canadians celebrate New Year in traditional style  (PDF)