Ostad Mirza Agha Ghosi, outstanding daf player and master of Sufi vocals, was born in Sanandaj, Kurdistan province of Iran, 1928. He learned the art of daf playing and Sufi vocals during his teenage from his father Haji Ghosi and later Darvish Karim. He was appointed Khalife (spritual leader) by Sheikh Abdolkarim Kasnazani of Kirkuk, a city in Kurdistan of Iraq. He was one of the oldest daf players of Iran and he had a very nice vocals. He performed in many festivals in Iran, France, Colombia, Turkey, Panama, Peru and Ecuador. In the famous Avignon Festival, he was entitled to “Rare Bird”. He passed away on July 17, 2007.