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  India has a great heritage of Hindustani classical singing family hood (Gharanas). Mewati Gharana is one of them. Over the years this Mewati Gharana has made its own special place in Hindustani classical music arena.  
  The name Mewat comes from the people of mev prajati who live on the borders of rajasthan and haryana. The Mewati Gharana was founded in the late 19th century by Utd. Ghagge Nazir Khan Sahib who was born in a small village in mewat called Barela. Since then 6 generations have contributed for the progress of Mewat Gharana.  
  The Mewati Gharana acquired its name after the region from which its founding exponents hailed: the Mewar region of Rajasthan.  
  Unlike other Gharanas which has a family lineage, Mewati Gharana Gayaki has a distinct quality. The Gharana does not depend on family traditions as it has a mix of both hindu and muslim influence in its music.
  Through Sufi and Kirtankar influence, the Mewati Gharana Gayaki includes spiritual elements, where religious verses from Hinduism and Islam are incorporated throughout musical works,. “anoprabha kritavo yantu vishwat” means encouraging universal brotherhood through music.
  The semi-classical music of the Mewati Gharana avoids extending words for the sake of rhythm. This component is vital because of the stress on the mood (rasa, bhava) of the raga. This is why this school is considered to be bhava-pradhan. Mewati Gharana singing is hugely influenced by gamak and meed style of singing. That is why this style of Gayaki is also bhakti pradhan and shabd pradhan.
  Mewati Gharana has a history of more than 161 years and it still continues to contribute to the vast Hindustani classical music heritage of India.  
  World renowned classical singing exponent Pandit Jasraj, the leading torch bearear of Mewati Gharana in the present times, has started a music school called “Pandit Jasraj School of Music Foundation”. The school will not only continue the Mewati tradition of Gayaki but also produce true artistic singing talent.