My uncle Sia, born Abdol Reza KHAGHANI MAALATI. Iranian, biologist, communist, physician, and very good at mathematics, he was born in Isfahan around 1930. He died in Dammarie-les-Lys in April 2002, after choosing to not seek treatment for his illness.
I owe him many very good memories, and probably also my love for mathematics. His ashes rest at the foot of a tree in the forest of Fontainebleau.