TEHRAN –(Iranart)- Folk singer Mahmud Jahan, famous for his Bandari music, which is played in southern Iranian cities, died of heart failure at a hospital in Mahshahr on Sunday. He was 66.
Jahan was suffering from heart disease for many years, Mohsen Aqai, the leader of Avay-e Moj Band, told the Persian service of ILNA on Sunday.
“Jahan was the singer for the band; he was in Mahshahr for his Saturday concert,” he added.
Avay-e Moj was also scheduled to perform a concert at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on August 10, he said.
“The Tehran concert will be cancelled and a commemoration ceremony will be held instead,” Aqai noted.
Born in the southwestern Iranian city of Abadan, Jahan learned to sing from him father during childhood.
Jahan’s debut album was released in Tehran in 1976. He produced 32 albums since then.