By: Mir M.Hosseini
Colonel Pesyan was a patriotic officer who was against presence of foreign troops in Iran. He found the Qajar court corrupt and in the hand of foreign spies. Colonel Pesyan took control of Khorasan on April, 2, 1921 when he was appointed governor by Seyyed Ziaoddin Tabatabayi, the prime minister against Ahmad Shah's will. After Ghavamossaltaneh became prime minister, the British whose actions in Khorasan had become restricted, incited an all out war against Colonel Pesyan.
But the Colonel restrained from declaring republic or such moves that would lead to civil war. His army could take Tehran and as a national hero who was respected among Iranians for repelling Russians out of Hamedan, bodies of army sent against him refused to fight. After all some of tribal leaders in Khorasan were convinced to get rid of him silently. He was taken off guard and he was decapitated. After his head was sent to Khorasan, against Qajar will, his body saw a complete ceremonial burial and was laid to rest by the tomb of Nader Shah, the great Iranian hero. His followers gave up resistance soon after his death.