Zirar Mohammed Mustafa was born in September 1937 in a well-known family in Rwanduz.
In 1944, he went to Rwanduz Primary School for Boys (Pasha Gawra), where he studied until the fourth grade. Later, due to his father's transfer to Harir in 1948, he completed his primary education at Batas Mixed Primary School. He returned to Rwanduz and completed his secondary education at Rwanduz Boys School. He went to Erbil to continue his studies and complete his high school education there.
In 1956, he joined the Kurdistan Students Union. In 1957 he joined the ranks of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP). In 1958, he received a degree in literature.
On 10-05-1958 he became a teacher and later a director of Darbandi Rayat Mixed Primary School. In 1959, he attended a teacher training course. In 1961, he moved to Rwanduz and became a teacher at Rwanduz Primary School. In the same year, he became the head of the Rwanduz branch of the (Kurdistan Democratic Party).
In 1960 he took up arms as a Peshmerga and participated in the September Revolution. On 10-05-1965 he was imprisoned in Erbil prison for three months.
In 1971, he founded his first band in Rwanduz with several other friends. In 1974, like thousands of other Kurds, he fled to Iran and volunteered to become the principal of Zmnako Secondary School in Zewa camp. In 1975, he returned to Rwanduz and became a teacher in Rwanduz Secondary School. In 1976, he attended a training course for art teachers in Sulaymaniyah. In 1977, he established the Great King Band in Rwanduz and became the head of the Kurdish Arts and Literature Association of Rwanduz Department. He has recorded several songs for artists in this band, and has continuously opened music and painting courses for children and youth in the city, as well as a theatrical movement. In 1978, he graduated from the anthem and music training course in Erbil. In 1981, he secretly became a member of the Kurdistan Artists Union. In 1983, he became an anthem and music instructor in schools in Rwanduz.
In 1986 he founded the theater group (Martyr Shler) and retired in 1987 at his own request. He became a teacher again in 1994 and retired in 2005. During this time he taught anthems, music, painting and English.
In 2009, he was a member of the founding committee of the Friends of Books Association-Rwanduz.
He has opened more than nine music courses in Rwanduz and Diyana, participated in more than 30 plays as an actor and director, and opened more than eight painting courses for children. He has been awarded several medals, certificates and honors in the fields of art and education. In 2005, in a ceremony organized on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of his artistic struggle, the unveiling of the statue of the artist, he became the first Kurdish artist to live and have a statue.
He died on 07-12-2021.