Qamar-ol-Moluk Vaziri

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Qamar ol-Molouk Vaziri

Qamar ol-Molouk Vaziri [1] (1905 in Takestan, Qazvīn Province — August 6, 1959 in Tehran)[2] 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.


  1. ^ Ghamar is a variant and common spelling of Qamar. Qamar is the Arabic word, which is fully adopted into Persian, for Moon. The literal translation of "Qamar ol-Molouk" is "The Moon of Kings".
  2. ^ Born 1284 AH. Died Mordād 14, 1338 AH.

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