Qamar-ol-Moluk Vaziri

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Khanoum Qamar ol-Molouk-Vaziri was born in Takestan, Qazvin, Iran but grew up in Tehran where she lived until her death in 1959. Qamar is Iran's "Queen of Persian Music" and a prominent vocalist and intellectual, Qamar began her career when women were not allowed to have their voices heard by men.[citation needed] She used to spend all she earned on the poor. The national radio paid her a meager superannuation salary when she retired and she died in poverty.


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