Lagja Gale Se: Madan Mohanji’s iconic song popular with young listeners
February 2016

Madan Mohanji’s popular song Lagja Gale from WOH KAUN THI (1964), originally sung by Lataji and written by Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, was recently voted the most popular song on radio. The tune was initially rejected by many, but over the years it has become a favourite. Even youngsters all over the world, love its melody. It is one of the most ‘ liked’ songs on internet, and one of the most rerecorded songs in cover versions, instrumentals, and one of the most performed songs in concerts.


“Lagja Gale” sung by a young foreign singer Jeffrey Iqbal

In this video we hear a young UK based singer doing full justice to the nuances of the evergreen composition.

“Lagja Gale” sung by Arijit Singh with the young audience singing along

In this video we hear Ariijit Singh performing this song at a concert. What is amazing is that the entire audience, comprising of youngsters, is singing along and is familiar with the entire song.