|Information about Delkash
||Esmat Bagherpour Panbehzan
(عصمت باقرپور پنبه زن)
|| Babol, Iran
||Pop, Dance, Religious Music
Singer, Songswriter, Actress
||1943 – 1969
Esmat Bagherpour Panbehzan (عصمت باقرپور پنبه زن), known as Delkash
(دلکش), (February 26, 1925 – September 2, 2004) was an Iranian
female singer, singing in Persian and the local Iranian
language of Mazandarani.
She was born in Babol, and was the daughter
of a cotton trader who had twelve other children. She came
to Tehran to
study, but she was discovered soon and was introduced to
the music masters of the time, Ruhollah Khaleghi 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
written by Rahim Moeini Kermanshahi(رحیم معینی کرمانشاهی)
best Iranian song writer and Ali Tajvidi (علی تجویدی) best
Iranian composer from 1954 until 1969.
She also worked as a song writer under
the pen name of Niloofar (نیلوفر) and played in a
few Iranian movies, including Sharmsaar, Maadar,
"Farda Roushan Ast", Afsoungar, and Dasiseh.
Delkash died in 2004, at the age of 80,