Noor Zehra Kazim is a Pakistani musician and the only player of the instrument, sagar vena in the world. She is the daughter of Raza Kazim, prominent lawyer and inventor of the sagar vena.  

Noor started her formal training in 1971 at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS, University of London). She later studied at Berkeley in the USA and then at the Ali Akbar College of Music.  

After returning to Pakistan, she studied under Ustad Shareef Khan Poonchwala. Noor Zehra plays the instrument her father invented for a number of audiences in Pakistan and abroad. She also regularly performs at the Sanjan Nagar Sangeet Sammelan, which provides a rare opportunity for Pakistani and Indian musicians to interact in Lahore, Pakistan. 

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Noor Zehra
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Minutes created
SAC #22

Minutes by Noor Zehra Kazim