Ahmad Zahir

Pop music, Musical Artist

1946 – 1979

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Who was Ahmad Zahir?

Ahmad Toryalai Zahir was a singer, songwriter, and composer from Afghanistan. He is widely considered an icon of Afghan music and is sometimes called the "King of Afghan music". His songs are mostly in Persian and based on well-recognized Persian poems, although a few are in Pashto and English. Several of his recordings are also in the Hindustani language, including the title "Kitna Nazok Hai Dil". Zahir composed and performed rock and pop music, in a similar style to Elvis Presley. Today, he is regarded as one of the greatest persons in Afghan culture and history.

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Born
Jun 14, 1946
Kabul
Also known as
  • Zahir, Ahmad
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Siblings
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Nationality
  • Afghanistan
Profession
Education
  • Habibia High School
Died
Jun 14, 1979
Salang, Afghanistan

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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