Ahmad Zahir (14 June 1946 – 14 June 1979) was a singer, songwriter, and composer from Afghanistan. His songs are mostly in the Dari language and are based on Persian poems, although a few are in Pashto. Zahir was the first popular pop singer in Afghanistan as his appeal crossed all boundaries of age, class, language, and regions. Besides being a pioneer of rock and pop music in Afghanistan, in a similar style to Elvis Presley, he experimented and performed almost all styles of music (indian classical, iranian, qarsak, qataghani and logari). His immortal fame is mainly due to his repertoire of songs that are uniquely Afghan. His songs "Zeba Negaram", "Merawi Az Mano", "Agar Bahar Beyayad", "Laili Laili Jan", "Khuda Buwad Yaret", "Kajaki Abroyet" and many others, are known by most in Afghanistan. They are ranked as some of the best music created in Afghanistan's musical history.