Mohammad-Reza Shajarian

1940 - 2020

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Mohammad-Reza Shajarian (Persian: محمدرضا شجريان‎; Persian pronunciation: [mohæmːæd ɾeˈzɒː ʃædʒæɾiˈɒːn], 23 September 1940 – 8 October 2020) was an Iranian vocalist and master (Ostad) of Persian traditional music. He is widely considered as one of the greatest Iranian artists of all time. Shajarian was also known for his skills in Persian calligraphy and humanitarian activities.Shajarian started his singing career in 1959 at Radio Khorasan, rising to prominence in the 1960s with his distinct style of singing. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mohammad-Reza Shajarian has received more than 384,225 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Mohammad-Reza Shajarian is the 520th most popular singer (up from 689th in 2019), the 210th most popular biography from Iran (up from 231st in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Iranian Singer.

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Among singers, Mohammad-Reza Shajarian ranks 520 out of 3,541. Before him are KRS-One, Cesare Siepi, Mongo Santamaría, Patrick Hernandez, Paul Di'Anno, and Stromae. After him are Lana Del Rey, Kathleen Ferrier, Alexis Korner, Juan Gabriel, Gino Paoli, and Bobby Kimball.

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Among people born in 1940, Mohammad-Reza Shajarian ranks 177Before him are Anna Chromý, Petru Lucinschi, Georgi Ivanov, Shozo Tsugitani, Christoph Blocher, and Thelma Schoonmaker. After him are Jon Elster, Jair da Costa, Angela Carter, Diane, Duchess of Württemberg, José van Dam, and Gösta Pettersson. Among people deceased in 2020, Mohammad-Reza Shajarian ranks 241Before him are Irrfan Khan, Otto Barić, George Blake, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan, Sonja Ziemann, and Jerry Sloan. After him are Rafael Leonardo Callejas Romero, Orson Bean, Norbert Blüm, Ignacio Trelles, Julio Anguita, and Guido Messina.

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In Iran

Among people born in Iran, Mohammad-Reza Shajarian ranks 210 out of 463. Before him are Gholamreza Takhti (1930), Hossein Nasr (1933), Sharaf al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī (1135), Morteza Motahhari (1919), Jafar Panahi (1960), and Hamdallah Mustawfi (1281). After him are Abdallah ibn Tahir al-Khurasani (798), Mithridates IV of Parthia (null), Subh-i-Azal (1831), Ibn al-Faqih (null), Amir Kabir (1807), and Maryam Mirzakhani (1977).

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Among SINGERS In Iran

Among singers born in Iran, Mohammad-Reza Shajarian ranks 2Before him are Googoosh (1950). After him are Sami Yusuf (1980), Arash (1977), Rita (1962), Andy (1958), Azam Ali (1970), Laleh (1982), Azad (1973), Mohsen Namjoo (1976), and Tooji (1987).