Mehrpouya (or Mehrpoya, Mehrpooya, Mehrpuya, Mehr Pooya… according to transcripts of the Persian مهرپویا) was born ايراايران مهرپويا(Abbas Mehrpooya) in Tehran (1927/1992). Poet, translator, actor, guitarist, sitar and santur player, organist, multi-musician, he introduced the sitar in popular music in Iran. He had a habit of using natural instruments such as bones or pots he used as percussion. He also composed and performed music and songs for the Iranian cinema, in a series of films such as: Battle with Satan and The Love Thief (1952)
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