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Delkash born, Esmat Bagherpour Baboli , (February 26, 1924 - September 1, 2004) was an Iranian diva and actress with a rare and unique voice and vocal range.

Biography


She was born in Babol
Babol
Babol is a city in and the capital of Babol County, Mazandaran Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 198,636, in 55,943 families....

, and was the daughter of a cotton
Cotton
Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective capsule, around the seeds of cotton plants of the genus Gossypium. The fiber is almost pure cellulose. The botanical purpose of cotton fiber is to aid in seed dispersal....

 trader who had twelve other children. She came to Tehran
Tehran
Tehran , sometimes spelled Teheran, is the capital of Iran and Tehran Province. With an estimated population of 8,429,807; it is also Iran's largest urban area and city, one of the largest cities in Western Asia, and is the world's 19th largest city.In the 20th century, Tehran was subject to...

 to study, but she was discovered soon and was introduced to the music masters of the time, Ruhollah Khaleghi
Ruhollah Khaleghi
Rūhollāh Khāleqi , also spelled as Khaleghi, was a prominent Iranian musician, composer, conductor and author.-Education:...

 and Abdolali Vaziri. She was named Delkash by Khaleghi.

Delkash started public singing in 1943 and was employed in Radio Iran in 1945, only five years after the establishment of the program. There, she worked with the composer Mehdi Khaledi for seven years, until 1952, which made them both very famous. The bests of her songs were written by Rahim Moeini Kermanshahi, Iranian lyricist, and Ali Tajvidi
Ali Tajvidi
Ali Tajvidi , was a Persian musician, composer, violinist, songwriter, and music professor at the School of National Music and Tehran University...

, Iranian composer, from 1954 until 1969.

She also worked as a song writer under the pen name of Niloofar (Persian: نیلوفر) and played in a few Iranian movies, including Sharmsaar, Maadar, Farda Roushan Ast, Afsoungar, and Dasiseh.
She worked with the great singer & elec.guitar musician Vigen Derderian
Vigen Derderian
Vigen or Viguen, born Vigen Derderian , known as "Sultan of Pop" and "Sultan of Persian jazz", was a hugely popular Iranian pop music singer and actor...

 Sultan of Jazz.
their most beautiful duet "Delam Mikhast" can be heard in YouTube.
Delkash died in Sep 2004, at the age of 80, in Tehran
Tehran
Tehran , sometimes spelled Teheran, is the capital of Iran and Tehran Province. With an estimated population of 8,429,807; it is also Iran's largest urban area and city, one of the largest cities in Western Asia, and is the world's 19th largest city.In the 20th century, Tehran was subject to...

 and was buried in Emamzadeh Taher
Emamzadeh Taher
Emamzadeh Taher is located in Iran in the town of Karaj, is one of the most famous cemeteries in Iran.-Notable interments:Many prominent figures of Iranian literature, art and culture are interred here, including:- External links:...

 a popular graveyard for the artists in Karaj
Karaj
Karaj is a city in and the capital of Karaj County, Alborz Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 1,377,450, in 385,955 families, , making it the fifth-largest city in Iran after Tehran, Mashhad, Isfahan and Tabriz.) It is situated west of Tehran, at the foothills of the Alborz...

.

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