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Gholam Hossein Banan
Gholam Hossein Banan (May 1911–1985) was an Iranian musician and singer. He was born into a musical family, son of a pianist mother and musician/calligrapher father, and brother to sisters who learned to play the tar by the renowned musician Morteza Ney Davood .
Ney Davood learned quickly that young Banan was a talented musician, and began to encourage him to sing. When he was twelve years old, Banan was sent to a series of instructors, including Mirza Taher Ziad-al-Zakern and Nasser Seif . Ali Naghi Vaziri later introduced him to the acclaimed Ruhollah Khaleghi .
Banan joined the Iranian National Music Association in 1942, and appeared on Iranian National Radio that same year. He then joined the orchestra of the famous pianist Javad Maroufi , becoming lead vocalist.
Banan died in 1985, and is still well-remembered by many Iranian music fans.
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