DR. ELAHI GHOMSHEI is the most popular Iranian scholar, author and lecturer on literature, art and mysticism. He was born on 4 January 1940 in Tehran, Iran. He is the son of Mehdi Mohyeddin Elahi Ghomshei, the famous translator of Quran into Persian. Dr. Ghomshei is well known and loved in his native Iran, for his extensive knowledge of Rumi. He has also hosted a regular television program on the life and teachings of Jalaluddin Rumi on Iranian TV.