Despite being born in such a legendary musical family, neither Javed nor Mohsin could take formal training from their legendary maternal grandfather. There was no question of Mohsin as he was born in the latter part of the same year in which Khan Sahab left for heavenly abode. But, Javed was blessed with the good amount of time to be spent with Khan Sahab and he did too. Maybe that’s the reason he was never taken under Khan Sahab’s wing as he was always there, unofficially. It was almost the same case with his father, Ustad Sharafat Ali Khan Sahab. Javed used to carry his Tabla-bag to the musical shows and recordings, would listen to him play Tabla with other stalwarts, yet he could never become his disciple. But, Ustad Sharafat Ali Khan Sahab could see that Javed had a knack for music. Hence, he sent him to learn Sarangi from Padamshri Ustad Sultan Khan Sahab in order to strengthen his classical base. Javed became his disciple in the auspicious presence of epitome of Ghazal, Mehdi Hasan Sahab and Tabla doyen Ustad Allah Rakha Khan Sahab. Later on, he learned Tar Shahnai from far-famed Shri Vinayak Vora Sahab and Piano from ace Pianist Mr. Tony Pinto.