Adib Khansari

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Adib Khansari (born Esmaeil Khansari in 1901 in Khansar – January 25, 1982 in Tehran) was an Iranian musician.

He started music from childhood when his first music teacher was Andalib Golpaygani in Khansar. When he was 18 he moved to Isfahan, famous for gathering of Iranian musicians in the 1920s.

In 1921, he was a student of Nayeb Asadollah (The Ney player). He also traveled to Bakhtiari provinces to have some research in the style of Lori Music in Iran.

In 1924, he moved to Tehran to study under Hossein Taher Zadeh, and also Hossein Esmaeil Zadeh. During his staying in Tehran, he studied the piano from Morteza Mahjoubi. After foundation of Tehran Radio Station (1940), he was invited to be one of the top artists in this organization. The community of Barbad was established by close co-operation of Adib Khansari and Esmaeil Mehrtash, as a place for theatre and music.

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