Khwaja Mere Khwaja

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I am attempting a Naat from the movie Jodha Akbar. The music director and the singer of this beautiful devotional Naat is AR Rehman. It is dedicated to Ghareeb Navaz Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti of Ajmer Shareef. I have had the priviledge of visiting his dargah just not during Urs. This music is based on Raag Ahilya Bilawal and a mixture of Kalingada and the interesting thing is that he has sung all the parts of this Quawwali. I have attempted to do this as well. I have modified the scale to suit me. Hope you enjoy it!



Muhammed.nana. Muftah.el.khair. said

salaam bhai jaan
never heard this song but you have done a good job i also agreed with AJ bhai jaan comment,humming & pitching need improvement and that you’ve said there that you modified the scale to suit your voice…anyway was good to hear…thank you for sharing…keep up…GOD bless….


Giri∂hαrαη. u. r. (temporarily away) Pro user said

Rajeev…! Excellent performance.
Not only your singing, but your brilliant skill in mixing is also laudable.
I have already downloaded it and copied to my mp3 player, since this is one of my favourites and your rendition is extremely touching.

I used to think that it is not any great singing skill of AR Rahman, but his unwavering devotion to the great saint Khwaja Saheb, that has made this song so great. Such renditions would excel only when done with such devoutness and inner yearning.

I agree with Rahul’s comment. But I think it is only because of our tendency for strict adherence to the original singer’s style of singing which is most frequently heard and due to comparison with that. You certainly possess divine elegance and grace in your voice and please keep giving more of such precious masterpieces.
God bless you.


♪♪♪ praveen Pandit ♪♪♪ said

Bhave bhai, what a heavenly experience it was when I was listening to your rendition…Such a beautiful Naat AR Rehman has ever composed.!!great attempt loved your dedication and devotion…Keep singing and sharing.

Thanks and Regards,
Pls check my latest upload
latest Song


Latha Ganti Pro user said

First of all, let me congratulate you on this Very wonderful pick Rajeev !!

What can i say !! A very fav song of mine !! A salutation and Praise to Hazrat Khwaja Ghareeb-un-Nawaaz !!!!

Tranquilly Beautiful!!! U did a neat job !! Sounds so wonderful!! Loved it Sooo much !!


Bijayashree ( listening & enjoying all your tracks) Samal said

Hi Rajeev
This is one of the greatest song by the Music Maestro A R Rehman. It takes you to a compoletely diffrent world. Lovely tarck & good rendition by you:)


Muzaffar Naqvi Pro user said

My Salute to You Rajeev. Qawwali is some thing that people listen for its poetry first and melody later. Also because it is enjoyed more when heard live therefore Sur/Taal have been known to vary at times but concentration still remains focused on poetry, deliverance of words and maintaining the theme melody. I have now tremendous reasons to believe why you would be unable to get attention from a larger audience because I am not sure if people understand what “Shahon Ka Shah tu Ali ka dularah” and Chahne se tujhko Khwaja Ji Mustafa ko paya" means.

I think you sang Qawwali for the same reason I admire Bhajans. The best part I always admire about Qawwali is the Tabla/Dholuk part which retains the masti and josh throughout. Making adjustments in the track is enough to prove your love and understanding your capability where you can deliver your best. Believe me I enjoyed it more than the original not because of melodic perfection but because of the feel, spirituality and how much hard work you put in to make it sound so nice and smooth and so pleasing to ears. Wonderful Rajeev….I like your taste.


Rajeev Bhave said

Rahul, Tahy, Adina, Giri, Latha, Dr Saxena, Amu, Leo, Praveen, Bijayshree and Naqvi Sahab. Thank you very much for listening and giving me your candid reviews. I agree with each and everyone of you! To paraphrase Naqvi Sahab and Giri, Quawwali and Bhajans tug at our hearts as these are unadulterated emotions and convey devotion to our highest possible concept.

I was so caught up in the excitement of working on this project that I overlooked the scale and pitch issues. Those are obvious when I listen to it again and it would probably take me a long time to set the backing track to the proper scale and re-do it. In the meantime I had a blast working on this and learned a lot.

Thank you everyone for your encouragement despite the issues. I am sure I will venture into the thicket of thorns again as I step off the beaten path, and hopefully will come out with better results! As a singer, sometimes the most fun and excitement can be had when we step out of the comfort zone, though maybe not for the listenenr, Lol!
Rajeev Bhave

My latest upload – Saanware – Ksitij Tarey


Kala Vijay Pro user said

Bhaveji,such a tough song and so nicely sung with the original mood.superb.
(by any chance if i missed out any of your uploads and not commented,pl feel free to scribble me.)
‘cannot live without music’


Hema Shamal Pro user said

Great attempt of this Naatia Qalaam….Loved it.


Adwait Ranade Pro user said

Wah, Rajeevji! Kudos to you for attempting Kawwali genre in style. Really enjoyed!
It requires wisdom to understand wisdom. Music is nothing if audience is deaf – Walter Lippmann


Rajeev Bhave said

Kala Ji, Hema Jiand Adwait, thank you for listening!
Rajeev Bhave

My latest upload – Saanware – Ksitij Tarey


Sudha Kumar (back to listen to all of you..) said

Rajeev, you had a blast working on this, and we had a blast listening to your take on this Naat! Could tell you were in the zone, sometimes we see Maestros singing live completely in that divine mood and at times losing Sur… but the divinity is intact! Love the Shahon ka Shah tu, Ali ka dulaara line! :-)
“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. "
- Nelson Mandela


Madhukar Mehta said

Rajeev bhai,

My hat’s off to you re: your artistic talents……

Like others have mentioned I also felt pitching issues and the song got a bit too complicated for me to relate to….

I must plead my ignorance in understanding the poetry as well as Naqvi sahab or you can…. so it makes sense to me why this would be too complicated for me.

I know just enough about good music to appreciate real trained musician, and in my book you are one accomplished artist. Thanks for the upload.

Chookar Mere Man Ko


Deepesh A k(indefinitely on and off) said

a gud cover!!! loved it!!! appreciate the effort gone into this


Loknath Mishra said

very soulful & super singing ….
enjoy this very much….
good job bhai….
goes to fav…

plz listen my upload…


Chandrakant Page (on & off) said

Rajeev ji…. Aprateeeeeeeeem ! I have no words to express what I am feeling while listening your fantabulous rendition. Hats off to you Rajeevji for everything…. singing, pick, mixing…… Goes to favs without saying.
“I sing like I feel”. ….Chandrakant Page


Rajeev Bhave said

Dipesh, Mishra Ji and Page Saheb, Thank you for sparing time and listening!
Rajeev Bhave

My latest upload – Saanware – Ksitij Tarey


Dj Wazif said

I know you’re fond of Sufiana kalam so listening to you singing this beautiful kalaam isn’t surprising but attempting such a difficult one is really surprising as well as pleasant for us…. it takes a lot of courage to attempt such qawalis…. so congrats for choosing this and then singing that beautifully…. liked it all along bhai…. just keep sharing like that…. may be next one should be on of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan saheb :-)

Wish you Gr8 Luck!

Please listen to my original here: Dekho Mausam

DJ WaziF


Rajeev Bhave said

Wazif Bhai, aapne sahi kaha ki mujhe Sufiana Kalam bohot pasand hain! Apne saraha iss ke liye shukriya! Trying something like this was already stretching my capability and Nusrat Sahab is in a different league all together, but you know that that will not stop me from trying, lol! Thank you for your time and precious words!
Rajeev Bhave

My latest upload – Saanware – Ksitij Tarey


Nikita Daharwal said

Great song….Very well done Rajeev ji. Enjoyed this soulful rendition….Thanks!


Rajeev Bhave said

Nikita, thank you for listening and liking the attempt!
Rajeev Bhave

My latest upload – Saanware – Ksitij Tarey


Rajiv Saddy Pro user said

Rajeev bhai,
I have had the privilege of listening to you doing this live. This is obviously one of your best so far! What an effort – not only your vocals, but the sound engineering is awesome! Your lone voice has created this entire chorus – in effect you have multiplied yourself and produced this masterpiece!

Congratulations! This is the best from you so far.


Deep Dobhal said

Bahut achha aur ek seema tak safal prayaas Bhave Da ! Bhakti safalta asafalta se door hoti hai…Lekin bhavnaon se door nahi ho sakti…to bhav dikhe hain aur Shuruaat ke kuch sec. chhorh den to ek taartamya bana raha…shabd Bhram utpann karte hain…kaanon ko bahut achha laga bus…
Deep Dobhal


Rajeev Bhave said

@Rajiv Bhai, singing a quawwali live is obviously a different feel than trying to recreate ina studio recroding! Thanks for liking it!
@ Deep, mujhe pata hai ki aap sangeet ki bhavnaon ko bhaamp lete ho! Shabd bhram, zsh!(zoron se hasna). Protsahan ke liye dhanyavaad!
Rajeev Bhave

My latest upload – Saanware – Ksitij Tarey


Deep Dobhal said

Aap Zoron se kyoon hanse ?Hhaahah ! Uchit lage to bataiyega…Kuch kehne samajhne me truti hai…I meant that words confuse us…its better to say that its a listening pleasure !
Deep Dobhal


Rajeev Bhave said

Deep, kehne mein koi truti nahin hai, main to sirf aapke shabdon se prabhavit tha!
Rajeev Bhave

My latest upload – Saanware – Ksitij Tarey


Rajeev Bhave said

Deep, kehne mein koi truti nahin hai, main to sirf aapke shabdon se prabhavit tha!
Rajeev Bhave

My latest upload – Saanware – Ksitij Tarey

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