Shahram Nazeri

The Kermanshah and Ilam Bar Association has named Shahram Nazeri, the Iranian classical music singer and composer, as the winner of the Mehr Human Rights Award for his humanitarian efforts.

ISNA reports that the Mehr award will be officially presented to Nazeri in the coming week in recognition of the artist’s many humanitarian activities.

The head of the Kermanshah and Ilam Bar Association, Shahab Tazari, said the famous singer’s humanitarian initiatives include many charity concerts for burn victims of the Sheenabad school fire disaster and leprosy sufferers in rural areas of Mahabad.

The Mehr Award will be presented to Nazeri on January 30 at Entezar Hall in Kermanshah.

Nazeri, a veteran of Iranian classical music, has recorded 40 albums of both Persian and Kurdish music.