Mohammad-Reza Shajarian

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Mohammad-Reza Shajarian (Persian: محمدرضا شجريان; Persian pronunciation: [mohæmːæd ɾeˈzɒː ʃædʒæɾiˈɒːn], 23 September 1940 – 8 October 2020)[1] was an Iranian classical singer-songwriter, composer and calligrapher. He was a Master (master) of Persian traditional music.[2][3][4] His best known single was "Night, Silence, Desert" (2000).

In 2017, Los Angeles Times called him as the "greatest living maestro of Persian classical music." He was born in Mashhad, Iran.

He supported the 2009 protests in Iran and was a critic of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

In 2001, Shajarian was diagnosed with kidney cancer.[5] In January 2020, he was hospitalized in Tehran and had surgery.[6]

Shajarian died on 8 October 2020 in Tehran at the age of 80.[7]

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  1. BBC Persian Service: Mohammad Reza Shajarian Passes Away Retrieved 8 October 2020.
  2. Master of Persian Classical Music: Mohammad Reza Shajarian Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  3. "Mohammad Reza Shajarian". Archived from the original on 17 October 2007. Retrieved 28 October 2007.
  4. "Asia Society Presents: Mohammad Reza Shajarian, Classical Music of Iran". Asia Society. 2 September 1998. Archived from the original on 15 October 2007. Retrieved 28 October 2007.
  5. Rudaw – Iran’s iconic singer Shajarian hints at cancer, refers to illness as ‘old friend’
  6. بستری‌شدن شجریان در بیمارستان؛ «عمل جراحی موفق بوده است
  7. Legendary Iranian singer Shajarian passes away

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