Hadayat Dehesh was born in Iran in 1924.After finishing high school in Tehran, he came to the United States aboard a merchant marine ship. The long trip from Bombay to the port of San Pedro, California, took about two months.
Mr.Dehesh started his freshman year at the university of California, at Berkeley, majoring in English literature. Very early he discovered, the only aspect of this field he loved was the reading of great works and masterpieces of literature, alone and without hindrance. He therefore switched his major, enrolled in the College of Engineering, graduated in the field of mechanical engineering, class of ’56.
After a few years working in the United States, he returned to Iran, and formed a heating and air conditioning company. Today, Mr. Dehesh is one of Iran’s successful industrialists.