Dariush is a spiritualist, a social activist and a prolific musician. Over the four decades of his career he has recorded 208 songs and released 27 albums. In the 1970s a deranged fan sprayed him with a caustic substance and he suffered traumatic burns; Dariush turned to morphine to quell the pain. Unable to divorce himself from the drug, he remained deeply addicted for more than two decades. His life experiences have inspired him to help others, and he now runs recovery centres for drug addicts while continuing to share his warmly unembellished voice with his adoring fans.