Raag Mishra Bhairavi on Sitar

Zia Mohiuddin Dagar

Raag Mishra Bhairavi on sitar (Amigo 907)
1. Alap, Jor, Jhala

Before Ustad had constructed his giant rudra veena he played the sitar, and what a sitar player he was! Very few people have heard him play the sitar and there are no recordings besides this one.This Mishra Bhairavi was recorded at one of the sunday concerts he held in his house in Chembur every week. It was first released on LP in Sweden but here is the original one long track.

Ustad at one of his Chembur Sunday concerts in 1965 (photo Bengt Berger)


  1. Alap (23:52)
  2. Jor, Jhala (21:42)


Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar, sitar
K. Sridhar, tamboura

more info

This is the very original LP-cover from the first swedish release of Ustad’s Mishra Bhairavi on the MNW label:

And this is Ustad in whose hands the sitar looks like a toy:

The last existing copies of this album are available from Country & Eastern.