Ahmad Zahir احمد ظاهر ( 14 June 1946 — 14 June 1979) was a singer, songwriter, and composer from Afghanistan. He is widely considered an icon of Afghan music and is sometimes called the “King of Afghan music”. His songs are mostly in Dari and based on well-recognized Persian poems, although a few are in Pashto and English. Zahir composed and performed rock and pop music, in a similar style to Elvis Presley. Today, he is regarded as one of the greatest persons in Afghan culture and history. Unfortunately Zahir murdered on 14 June 1979, on his 33rd birthday by an agent of communistic regiment.