Iran’s legendary musician Mohammad Reza Shajarian sings in Tehran in October 2008. Photo: ISNA via AFP
Iran’s legendary musician Mohammad Reza Shajarian sings in Tehran in October 2008. Photo: ISNA via AFP
Iran

Death of Iran’s most revered singer, Mohammad Reza Shajarian, draws thousands to the streets

  • Vocalist who helped define Iranian culture died of kidney cancer at age 80
  • Despite his huge following, Shajarian found himself stifled by Iranian conservatives after backing protesters in 2009

Iran’s legendary musician Mohammad Reza Shajarian sings in Tehran in October 2008. Photo: ISNA via AFP
Iran’s legendary musician Mohammad Reza Shajarian sings in Tehran in October 2008. Photo: ISNA via AFP
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