Kavishri / Babu Rajab Ali Khan. Posted on February 3, Rajab Ali Khan”. ਭੂਗੋਲ -ਦੇ-ਕਬਿੱਤ / Babu Rajab Ali KhanIn “Babu Rajab Ali Khan”. Babu Rajab Ali was born in in a village Sahoké, near Moga. He was a great writer of Kavishari, the poems sung in tarannam in Punjab on stages in melas.

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Babu Rajab Ali Punjabi: His love for Punjab and Punjabi was unconditional and not bound by walls of ail or nationalities. Babu ji went to primary school in the neighboring village of BaNbeeha and then to high school in Moga and passed his matriculation in from Barjindra High School, Faridkot.

I believe it was sweetness of language in Babu Rajab Ali’s poetry and personality that changed the meanings of phrase ‘Babu ji’ forever.

Babu Rajab Ali worked as an overseer in irrigation department all his life and was affectionately called Babu ji by people.

Kavisharior Kavishri, Punjabi: Babu Rajab Ali De Kisse.

Originally started in Malwa, this tradition of Punjabi poetry and singing has spread throughout Punjab although majority of the Kavishar s to this day has been from Malwa. Babu Rajab Ali in Roman.

In the region a “Chhand-Baddh” kavita poetry is sung faster in a loud yet stretched voice without any musical instruments known as kavishari. His uncle Haji Ratan was a nice Kavishar too.

Babu Rajab Ali

Retrieved 31 Dec Kavishars Punjabi-language singers Punjabi-language lyricists Punjabi people births deaths 20th-century singers. Retrieved 25 Feb He worked throughout Punjab and also near Peshawar, as a result he was well-traveled person by the standards of that time. Retrieved 31 December Babu Rajab Ali in Gurmukhi. He was madly in love with Malwa and Punjabi poetry and probably at the peak of his life when one day in he had to leave his beloved village of Sahoke, his students, his admirers and family history of hundreds of years and leave for Pakistan.


The breadth of the subjects chosen indicates how open hearted and secular poet Babu Rajab Ali was. Babu ji of Punjabis Jagjit Sandhu In Malwa region of Punjab, the ‘chhandd-band’ rhymed on meter Punjabi poetry is sung in loud, fast yet stretched voice without any musical instruments somewhat similar to tarannum and is called Kavishri.

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Babu ji passed away on to the next world on May 6th,singing songs of Punjabi and longing for seeing his village Sahoke of his childhood and youth again. He was the captain of the cricket team of his school. Bapu Bali Singh is raja to be the father of the kavishari of Majha. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

His family got some land allotted in OkaaRa and settled there.

Babu ji went to Pakistan but his soul always wandered in Malwa and he wrote hundreds of poems on his separation from his beloved people and places.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Inafter the independencehe had to leave his beloved babk of Sahokehis admirers, his students and his family history of hundred years and migrated to Pakistan. Later on he graduated with diploma in civil engineeringcommonly known as Overseeri in Punjab those days, from an engineering school in Gujrat district.

Canals were being laid all throughout Punjab in those days and whole landscape was changing, and that was probably first and last time when the word Babu ji was respected with praise and thankfulness in rural Punjab.


Archived from the original on 26 April Views Read Edit View history. Joga Singh Jogi is one of the most famous kavishars of Majha. Use dmy dates from February Articles with hCards Articles containing Punjabi-language text All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from February The people who write and sing Kavishri in Punjabi melas, diwaans, mehfils, bbabu etc are called Kavishar.

He worked as an overseer in Irrigation department. He had his primary schooling from a neighbouring village of Banbihathen high schooling in Moga and passed matriculation in from Barjindra High SchoolFaridkot.

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An article on Babu Rajab Ali in Punjabi language. Later on he graduated with a diploma in Civil Engineering, commonly known as Overseeri in Punjabi rajan those days, from an engineering school in Gujraat district. This page was last edited on 4 Decemberat His poems are still sung by hundreds of Kavishars in Punjab who claim with pride that they are shagirds of Babu Rajab Ali.

He visited the East Punjab in the March Kavishari is usually sung during melas, weddingsdiwaans religious concertsmehfils and other celebrations. Although, he was fluent in Punjabi and Urdu and knew some of PersianArabic and Englishhis poetry only in Punjabi expressing his love for Punjab and Punjabi.

His father’s name was Mian Dhamaali Khan and his mother’s name was Jiyooni.