Type Surname (from location)
Usage Indian (Parsi)
Scripts બલસારા (Gujarati), बलसारा (Marathi)
Pronounced Pron. buhl-SAHR-uh
Other Forms FormsBalsara
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Contributor Contrib.Onerace on 12/17/2011
Indian Parsi surname derived from the name of the city of Bulsar (today known as Valsad) in Gujarat, which served as a centre for Zoroastrian culture in the 17th century. A notable bearer was British singer and songwriter Freddie Mercury (1946-1991), who was born as Farrokh Bulsara.