Sat Aug 29, 2015 01:41PM
Iranian vocalist Mohammad-Reza Shajarian
Iranian vocalist Mohammad-Reza Shajarian

Legendary Iranian vocalist Mohammad-Reza Shajarian has been hospitalized in the capital, Tehran, due to a pulmonary disorder.

The Iranian most popular traditional singer is now receiving treatment at Kasra Hospital.

The 75-year-old internationally acclaimed maestro will not be receiving any visitors, his family said, adding that the veteran musician will soon be discharged.

Called the Iranian “greatest living master of traditional Persian music,” Shajarian has received numerous awards, including the 2006 Mozart Medal of UNESCO, and the prestigious Golden Picasso Medal, one of UNESCO’s highest medals, in 1999. 

The celebrated singer and composer has also designed and made a number of new string instruments, including Barbod, Kereshmeh, Saboo, Saghar, Sorahi, and Tondar.