Great musician Abdolvahab Shahidi dies at 99

In his brief speech at the ceremony, Shajarian said, “I always hid myself behind this great man and I always learned from him how artistic behavior must be.” Nahid briefly expressed his respect for Shahidi and said that he has seen nothing but kindness from Shahidi. “Shahidi is the image of a musician I always wanted to be: a high-minded man without greed. He gave me this hope that one can possess pure art, be a generous and kind person and do worthy artwork,” he added.