Gholam-Hossein Banan

Classical music, Musical Artist

1911 – 1986

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Who was Gholam-Hossein Banan?

Gholām-Hossein Banān was an Iranian musician and singer. He was born into a musical family. His father, Karim Khān Banān ol-Douleh Nurí, was a musician, was an accomplished pianist; one brother and two sisters also played the tar as pupils of the renowned musician Morteza Neydāvood.

From the age of six Gholam-Hossein Banān began to take lessons in singing and playing the piano and organ through the encouragement of Morteza Neydāvood who was quick to recognize him as musically talented. Gholām-Hossein's first teachers were his parents. He subsequently studied with Mirzā Tāher Ziā oz-Zākerin Rasā'í and Nāser Seif. Ali-Naqi Vaziri later introduced him to the acclaimed Rouhollah Khāleghi.

Banān joined the Iranian National Music Association in 1942, and appeared on Iranian National Radio that same year. He then joined the orchestra of the distinguished pianist Javād Maroufi, becoming the lead vocalist.

In 1957 or 1958, Banān became blind in his right eye following a car accident.

Banān died at 7:00 pm on Thursday 27 February 1986 in Iranmehr Hospital in Gholhak, Tehran. He is still remembered by lovers of traditional Persian music. Among his best-remembered songs are Ey Iran, Caravan and Elahe-ye Naz.

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Born
May 1, 1911
Tehran
Parents
Nationality
  • Iran
Profession
Lived in
  • Tehran
Died
Feb 27, 1986
Tehran

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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