#RandomThoughts: Reflecting Upon the Life of an Iranian Icon-Mohammad Reza Shajarian

Mike Pouraryan
2 min readOct 9, 2020

I had been working away on projects and commitments at the Daily Outsider over the ensuing days. I decided to dedicate this special #RandomThoughts to an Iranian Icon: Mohammad Reza Shajarian who passed away — a legend in every which way.

Ostaad Shajarian was one of Iran’s Modern Icons and was laid to rest in his birthplace of Mashhad in line with his wishes to be laid to rest next to the great Ferdowsi. He was beloved by all. In the aftermath of the 2009 Green Movement, he stepped up to…

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