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 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.

Inafter the independencehe had to leave potry beloved village of Sahokehis admirers, his students and his family history of hundred years and migrated to Pakistan. Retrieved from ” https: 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. Retrieved 31 Dec Rajjab was madly in love with Malwa and Punjabi poetry and probably at the peak of his pietry 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.

Babu Rajab Ali in Gurmukhi. 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.


The people who write and sing Kavishri in Punjabi melas, diwaans, mehfils, weddings etc are called Kavishar. In the region a “Chhand-Baddh” kavita poetry is sung faster in a loud yet stretched voice without any musical instruments known as kavishari. Babu Ji died on 6 junesinging songs and longing to see his beloved people and village again. I believe it was sweetness of language in Babu Rajab Ali’s poetry and personality that changed the meanings of phrase ‘Babu ji’ forever.

Although, he was fluent in Punjabi and Urdu raab knew some of PersianArabic and Englishhis poetry only in Punjabi expressing his love for Punjab and Punjabi. His family got some land allotted in OkaaRa and settled bsbu. Use dmy dates from February Articles with hCards Articles containing Punjabi-language text All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from February From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Babu Rajab Ali – Wikipedia

The people who write and sing kavishari are known as kavishars Punjabi: Babu Rajab Ali worked as an overseer in irrigation department all his life and was affectionately called Babu ji by people. Kavisharirajxb Kavishri, Punjabi: 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.

Bapu Bali Singh is considered to be the father of the kavishari of Majha. He visited the East Punjab in the March By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


He worked as an overseer in Irrigation department. Babu Rajab Sahit Sadhan.

WHITEWASHING HISTORY: Babu Rajab Ali: the Man in the Dock

Views Read Edit View history. Babu ji of Punjabis Jagjit Sandhu. He had his primary schooling from a neighbouring village of Banbihathen high schooling in Moga and passed matriculation in from Barjindra High SchoolFaridkot. Retrieved 25 Feb His poems are still sung by hundreds of Kavishars in Punjab who claim with pride that they are shagirds of Nabu Rajab Ali.

His uncle Haji Ratan was a nice Kavishar too. Later on he graduated with diploma in civil engineeringcommonly known as Overseeri in Punjab those days, from an engineering school in Gujrat district.

Babu Rajab Ali

He worked throughout Punjab and also near Peshawar, as a result he was well-traveled person by the standards of that time. Babu Rajab Ali De Kisse. 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. Kavishari is usually sung during melas, weddingsdiwaans religious concertsmehfils and other celebrations.