Ako Rash (Rash is a nickname that he was named it means (Black). He was born in 1964 in Malkandi neighborhood of the #Sulaymaniyah# city. He joined the Peshmerga forces in 1981, he has participated in several bravery actions and military clashes, he was injured severely many times. He was a continuously a Peshmerga without any stop until the Kurdish 1991 uprising. After the uprising, he was busy working and earning a living for himself, this is in addition to having a beautiful and blissful voice, Ako Rash also had a great hand in composing music and was a great composer. He composed songs for several singers including Jamal Sharif, Kamran Omar, Saman Omar and many others… that he hasn’t been recorded yet, He has also written Sufism poems and has composed compositions for them. He was planning to record several songs and release them as his first work, but an artist bothered him and he vowed not to return to art.
In the years between 1977-1979 he was the best player of Sulaymaniyah youth team and received several awards and recognitions in football, handball and triathlon.
Ako Rash was never in love and constantly and especially after the Kurdish uprising of 1991 he lived in isolation, loneliness and silence, especially after the uprising. He always tried to earn his own money pridefully and he never expected anyone or didn’t let anyone to pay for him.
On #20-10-2006#, veteran Peshmerga and talented artist and composer Ako Mahmoud Hama Rahim (Ako Rash) died due to illness in Sulaymaniyah.