Jafar Shahidi (1918 – 13 January 2008) ,was a notable scholar of Persian language and literature and a renowned historian of Islam. Shahidi was born in Boroujerd. He studied both in University and Seminary and hold a PhD degree from Tehran University and Ijtihad from Seminaries in Qom and Najaf. He is most notable for his works on Dehkhoda encyclopedic dictionary and Mohammad Moin dictionary of Persian language. He was President of Dehkhoda Institute and also President of the International Center of Teaching Persian Language. #### Shahidi died in Tehran, Iran.
Honorary professorship from the University of Peking.
Honorary president of International Society of Persian Language and Literature Professors.
Distinguished professor of The University of Tehran.
The first class science insignia from the president of Iran.
First Rank Medal - Eminent Researcher of Tehran University.
Member of “Chehrehaye mandegar”.