Mirqanbar Heidari is the 82-year-old elderly from Shishvan, East Azerbaijan. He finished high school 37 years ago in literature and humanities.
Mirqanbar took the university entrance exam for the first time in 1977, but failed. He kept taking the exam year after year until he passed it in 2001.
Besides studying, he had to take care of his wife who had gone blind in 1997.
The university which had accepted him was in another city and so he had to get a transfer to Tabriz which was closer by.
"I would wake up at 5:00 because it was 120 kilometers from home to the university,’ he said.
Qanbari has written a book and signed up for the parliamentary and presidential elections a number of times.
He says he intended to become President and defend the poor.
Right now he is planning to pursue his studies at the post-graduate level.