• Sat / 10 October 2020 / 13:18
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Iranian legendary singer Shajarian laid to rest near tomb of Ferdowsi

Iranian legendary singer Shajarian laid to rest near tomb of Ferdowsi

Tehran (ISNA) – Iranian legemdary singer Mohammad Reza Shajarian was laid to rest in the city of Tous near his hometown, Mashad, on Saturday morning.

The funeral ceremony was attended by Maestro Shajarian’s family, Iranian artists, officials and his fans.  

The Iranian Classic Music legend and world-acclaimed vocalist was buried near the tomb of Ferdowsi, the Great Iranian poet.

Ferdowsi is well-known for preserving Persian Language and Shajarian served the same purpose for Iranian classic music. Laying to rest the maestro near Ferdowsi draws similarity in services of the two Iranian figures after 1,000 year time period.

His funeral procession was held in a restricted manner due to health protocols imposed by COVID19 pandemic to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.

Big screens were installed across Mashad streets to allow his fans to watch the funeral procession live.

Maestro Shajarian passed away on Thursday at the age of 80 after suffering from cancer for years.

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