Aaj Jaane Ki Zid Na Karo

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"Aaj Jaane Ki Zid Na Karo"
Genre Ghazal (Raag Yaman Kalyan)
Length 7:11
Composer(s) Sohail Rana
Lyricist(s) Fayyaz Hashmi

Aaj Jaane Ki Zid Na Karo (Urdu: آج جانے کی ضد نہ کرو‎; please don't insist on leaving today) is a Nazm written by Pakistani poet Fayyaz Hashmi.[1] The tune was composed by Sohail Rana, an eminent composer from Pakistan. It was popularlised by noted classical vocalists, Habib Wali Mohammad who also sang this song as a film playback singer in a Pakistani film Badal Aur Bijli (1973). Then the famous ghazal singer Farida Khanum also used to sing it in her television performances and in her live public concerts.[2] It is sung in Raag Yaman Kalyan.[3]

The song is sung by many artistes like Asha Bhosle (Asha Bhosle: Love Supreme, 2006)[4] The song was used as background music in a scene in the Mira Nair's Golden Lion award winning film, Monsoon Wedding (2001).[5] Habib Wali Mohammad's version of the song is also very popular. It is also a part of 'The Shruti Box', online music series by Shankar Tucker, where it was sung by Rohini Ravada. A.R. Rahman had performed this number in MTV Unplugged Season 2.[6]

In 2015, this song was recomposed by Strings for Coke Studio Pakistan and re-sung by Farida Khanum after a significant gap from music in the finale episode of eighth season, concluding their run of 2015 season.

The song was used in an episode of Crime Patrol broadcast on 9th Feb 2016 on Sony TV.

Arijit Singh also recreated the song for TV show Naamkarann, telecast on Star Plus channel in August 2016.

The song was also recreated by Pritam, and featured in 2016 film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil in the voice of Shilpa Rao.[7]


  1. ^ "When mood and melody merged". The Hindu newspaper. Chennai, India. 2006-11-13. , Retrieved 31 October 2016
  2. ^ "New Delhi News : Bollywood tales of stardom and the big bad world Cinema". Chennai, India: The Hindu newspaper. 2008-01-13. Retrieved 31 October 2016. 
  3. ^ Ramnarayan, Gowri (2010-11-16). "The romance of the verse". The Hindu. Chennai, India. , Retrieved 31 October 2016
  4. ^ Love Supreme- Asha Bhosle- View More by This Artist 2006 itunes, Retrieved 31 October 2016
  5. ^ "Soundtracks for Monsoon Wedding (2001)". IMDB, Soundtrack listed on IMDb website, Retrieved 31 October 2016. 
  6. ^ http://mtv.in.com/unplugged/videos.php?cid=12598, Retrieved 31 October 2016
  7. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbG0SG9flmQ

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