An Iranian singer whose voice was regarded as one of his country's national treasures died.Mohammad Reza Shajarian, a master performer who was hailed as one of NPR's 50 Great Voices of all time, was 80. He earned the title of ostad — master — and was beloved for his commanding voice that could cry with haunting pain and soar with deep soul.

 

Shajarian was the undisputed master of Persian traditional (classical) singing and is regarded as a national treasure by both musicians and music lovers.

He was perhaps Iran's most diverse and prolific singer of all time and has a huge repertory of recorded works.

 

 

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