Overdose princess 'stole from surgery'
https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2001/jul ... vanvasagar
Shah's daughter stole to fuel her drug habit
By Neil Tweedie
12:01AM BST 26 Jul 2001
Princess Leila Pahlavi, 31, died alone in her suite at a London hotel after taking prescription drugs and cocaine. She was found in bed, her body emaciated by years of anorexia and bulimia.
A post-mortem examination showed that shortly before her death she had consumed Seconal, the commercial name of the anti-insomnia barbiturate quinalbarbitone, five times higher than the minimum lethal dose, as well as a non-lethal quantity of cocaine.
Mangad Iqbal, a doctor at the Brompton Medical Centre in west London, said he had seen the princess three times in 2001 and had given her various prescriptions.
On the third occasion she had taken prescriptions from his desk while he was out of the room. [Shyster Alert] Two prescriptions were for her and the other three were for different patients.
He had contacted the pharmacy normally used by the princess, but had not told the police.
Dr Paul Knapman, the coroner, was forced to adjourn the hearing after Dr Iqbal gave evidence about the type and quantity of drugs he had supplied which was inconsistent with his statements to the police.
Dr Knapman said: "I would like to know what was prescribed and when, and for what purpose, and what safeguards and thought processes went into it."
There she would meet Dr Lewis Clein, a consultant psychiatrist based in Harley Street, who had been treating the princess for some time. Mrs Dallas found the body on June 10.
Dr Clein said the princess had told him that she was taking 40 tablets of the sleeping drug Rohypnol each night, instead of the recommended two, and 30 tablets of another drug. [Shyster Alert]
She was addicted to the benzodiazepine family of drugs used to treat, among other conditions, insomnia, but was also taking much-more-dangerous barbiturates.
The inquest was adjourned until Aug 8, when Dr Iqbal must provide a full list of the drugs he prescribed for the princess.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews ... habit.html
1) Seconal (Secobarbital sodium, quinalbarbitone) is the most frequently used drug in physician-assisted suicide within the United States.
2) A full list of the drugs prescribed for Leila Pahlavi by Doctors Iqbal and Clein never materialized.
Walk a mile in her shoes before judging her. She was forced to flee her country at an early age and shortly thereafter lost her father to cancer treatment. Her late father was portrayed as a “ruthless dictator” in the international press and seen as “weak” by many Iranians who thought he should have stood his ground and wiped out the mullahs to save Iran.
Inquiry ordered into doctor who supplied drugs to the Shah of Iran's daughter before her death
By Kim Sengupta
Thursday 26 July 2001 00:00
In the one hour and 33 minutes before the inquest was adjourned, it had been told how the life of the princess, the daughter of the King of Kings, the Light of the Aryans, the vice-regent of God, had slowly disintegrated since, at the age of eight, she had fled Iran with her family because of the revolution there.
The court was told Dr Nathaniel Carey, of the Department of Forensic Medicine at King's College London, had concluded from post-mortem results that Princess Leila had died of quinalbarbitone – or Seconal – poisoning.
After her daughter's death Queen Farah said in Paris: "We took the children in the middle of the night to a camp. Can you imagine what that meant to an eight-year-old child? Then there was the separation. While we [the Shah and the Queen] went from country to country, our children had to stay in the US. On television people spoke bluntly about Iran, about the assassinations, arrests, dramas and the separation of families. We didn't pay much attention to the feelings of a small eight- year-old girl."
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/t ... 48409.html
I know this is way off topic but seeing as Kim Sengupta decided to insert this “disparaging” non sequitur into his (?) article I may as well address it.
The Shah wasn’t some megalomaniac who woke up one day and decide to call himself "King of Kings". The term "Shah-en-Shah" has been associated with the Crown ever since the days of Cyrus the Great. King of Kings of Iran, not the whole world!
The word “Aryan” has a negative connotation and has been associated with race supremacy ever since Germany’s Nazi movement. We Iranians have referred to ourselves as Irooni since time immemorial and have never been advocates of any sort of “master race” nonsense. You need a little clarity? Check the similarity: Aryan – Iranian. How this term got incorporated into Deutschland’s vernacular is beyond me.
Unlike the Queen of England, the Shah didn’t claim to be a 144th generation descendant of King David. G-d save the Queen and her fascist regime.Note to Hitler: ‘nazi’ is Hebrew for Prince
https://www.jta.org/1935/05/17/archive/ ... for-prince
In Farsi "Aryamehr" means "Light of the Aryans". In Armenian "Aryan" means "Of the Blood" and "Aryamehr" means "Of the Mother's Blood." In Assyrian "Gupta" means "Cheese." So thank you very much for you cheesy non sequitur Mr. Sengupta.
Anyway, ten years after Leila’s death her brother turned up dead under equally shady circumstances.
Tormented by his sister's suicide: Shah of Iran's son shoots himself after moving to America to begin a new life
Princeton-educated Mr Pahlavi, who was studying for his doctorate in philosophy and ancient Iranian studies at Harvard, never recovered from the loss of his younger sister, Leila.
A one-time model for Italian designer Valentino, she too suffered from bouts of deep depression and also battled anorexia and bulimia.
She was found dead in her room at the Leonard Hotel in London in 2001 when she was 31, after taking a cocktail of cocaine and a prescription drug.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... e-U-S.html
RIP Leila & Alireza Pahlavi.
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