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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.[2] It was popularized 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.[3] It is sung in Raag Yaman Kalyan.[4]

"Aaj Jaane Ki Zid Na Karo"
GenreGhazal (Raag Yaman Kalyan)
Composer(s)Sohail Rana
Lyricist(s)Fayyaz Hashmi

The song is sung by many artistes like Asha Bhosle (Asha Bhosle: Love Supreme, 2006)[5] The song was used as background music in a scene in the Mira Nair's Golden Lion award-winning film, Monsoon Wedding (2001).[6] 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.[7]

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 9 Feb 2016 on Sony TV.

Arijit Singh also recreated the song for TV show on tabla was Yash Vyas with groupNaamkarann, 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.[8]

A version of the song was also performed by singer Papon in Season 7 of MTV Unplugged.[9] Cohost of Indian Idol 2018 and famous singer Neha Kakkar also sung this song in episode 36 on request of guest superstar Jeetendra.


  1. ^ "When mood and melody merged". The Hindu newspaper. Chennai, India. 2006-11-13., Retrieved 31 October 2016
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  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ Ramnarayan, Gowri (2010-11-16). "The romance of the verse". The Hindu. Chennai, India., Retrieved 31 October 2016
  5. ^ Love Supreme- Asha Bhosle- View More by This Artist 2006 itunes, Retrieved 31 October 2016
  6. ^ "Soundtracks for Monsoon Wedding (2001)". IMDb. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  7. ^, Retrieved 31 October 2016
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