Mohammad Reza Shajarian was born in Mashad in Khorasan province in 1940. He got involved in music under the supervision of his father when he was only five years old. As a teenager, he began studying the traditional classical music (Radif) with the great masters of his time such as Esmaeil Mehrtash and Ahmad Ebadi. He also enjoyed the styles of those singers who came before him (such as Taj Esfahani and Ghamarol Moluk Vaziri). Read more about Shajarian on Last.fm.