Taking spirituality to another level, Bagga Khan lovingly known as Bagge is a ground to earth person with mesmerizing voice. His life is as simple as he is, the only thing he knows is to sing bhajans which he has been singing since he was an eight-year-old kid. He is carrying forward the generation old legacy with such a dedication and faith in his heart for the beloved Almighty. He states that while he sings his bhajans he gets connected to the Almighty and through that he has realized that there is just one Being and each one us constitutes it. He believes in the theory of One Soul – One Universe. Bagga Khan has learned from his father who like him used to sing bhajans just like his previous generations. During the process of learning bhajans he learnt to play Tandoora which adds beauty to his voice. Tandoora in looks resembles Veena as it sounds like it and has five strings. It is played with an equipment which is a ring like structure known as Nakhli (worn in right hand’s index finger). Hearing Bagga Khan takes you to a phase where you feel lost in the moment and could connect with your innersole.
Bagga Khan belongs from Meherwal caste, the people of this caste are have been indulged in performing bhajans from the very beginning of their inception. From his ancestors to the youngest child of his family are all fabulous folk musicians. None of the musician in his family have taken training or formally learned about music, music and its sense comes naturally to them. Bagga Khan has performed in more than 30 countries but his most favorite is Paris which organised his first ever international performance. For him city, time, people or any other thing doesn’t cause any difference in his performance. According to Bagga Khan, a person who has well depth and knowledge about music is the most learned person as he has a way to communicate with his inner self and with Almighty. So if one meets this legendary bhajan singer, he or she will figure out that this man is all about music and Almighty.
Bagga Khan and his group is as old as his learning in music. The group is consisted of a small five number of people who have different and meaningful roles to be carried out. In the group we have a main vocalist Bagga Khan on Tandoora, 2 backing vocals with Manjira, 1 musician on Dholak and one on Harmonium. Each of these musicians are amazing performers who together take the group forward in achieving its objective of transcending from the crowd to focus on one self. They all are Manganiyars from Meghwal caste, which has a background history of folk musicians singing bhajans written by Kabir, Meera, etc. All these folk musicians have learned music just by listening from their fathers-grand fathers and yet they are so perfect at what they do. All they wish to do is to collaborate and play music with musicians who have learned music as a formal education and that is their dream.
The group is all about spiritual indulgence and want to remain the same for their entire life. They follow the path of peace and kindness. Their wish is to construct a training institute for the next generation where they could guide and teach children about their culture and tradition with formal education. They would like the Government to recognize them as an authority such that the trainees who come from faraway lands could trust them more and feel their creditability. The performances by these groups are so wonderful that one fells like listening to them throughout. For the entire group their Gurus (teachers) are their elders from whom they have taken their learnings. One would be very surprised to know but it’s a fact that they have never had a formal training of music yet they know every bit about of it as they have music in their blood.