Sagar Veena is a completely new addition to the existing variety of stringed Instruments for playing North Indian Classical Music (NICM), and a new invention in musical instruments altogether.
The designing and making of ‘Sagar Veena’, the first non-fretted stringed instrument for Indian Classical music with a completely original design and structure is another achievement of Raza. The current version of the Sagar Veena, having passed through seven prototypes, is a product of dynamic research and experimentation process carried out by Raza since 1970. During this period he has been receiving the cooperation of his daughter, Noor Zehra, in practically testing the potential of the instrument as a serious musician. She is currently the sole Sagar Veena player, and has been rendering performances on the Instrument on various occasions within and outside of Pakistan. In the making of the Sagar Veena and developing its craft, major contributions have come from the professional Instrument Maker Mohammed Riaz. COMPLETE PROFILE FOR THE Sagar Veena ListenSanjan Nagar Institute of Philosophy and Arts 13 Gulberg 5, Off Zafar Ali Road, Lahore, Pakistan Tel: 00 92 42 5712193