Ghazanfar Roknabadi


Age: 49

Iranian diplomat who had served as Iran's ambassador to Lebanon from 2010 to 2014 and was in charge of diplomatic relations between Tehran and Beirut when the Iranian embassy in Lebanon was hit by twin suicide blasts which left at least 25 people dead including six Iranian nationals and the embassy's cultural attache, but who was also outspoken about Israel's alleged support for foreign-sponsored Islamic militants operating inside Syria against the regime of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad claiming that the attacks in Lebanon and Syria were benefiting the Jewish state.

Cause of Death: Crushed to death during the Hajj stampede

Born: March 21, 1966

Died: September 24, 2015

Mina, Saudi Arabia