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Ho dil na lagaanaa jeene naa degaa ye zamaanaa

Posted on: June 25, 2010

After Mukesh had become a well known singer in late 1940s and early 1950s, he tried to become a hero and tried his hand in acting. He in fact began to produce movies as well with himself as hero.

Unfortunately, all these movies failed at the box office. Not just that, his erstwhile successful career as a singer too suffered badly, because he was singing only in his home productions and failure of his movies affected the popularily of the songs sung by him in these movies too. In these movies, he had signed up his friend Roshan as music director, and even his music was unable to rescue the movies or their music.

“Mashukaa” (1953) was one such movie with Mukesh as the hero. The movie flopped and so did the music of the movie. The one song that became popular was this song “Ho dil na lagaanaa jeene naa degaa ye zamaanaa”.

By now this song has become a forgotten song, but it is a nice song to listen to. It is written by Shailendra and its music is composed by Roshan. Video of this song is not available, but it is obvious that the song was picturised on Mukesh himself.

Here is this forgotten gem from “Mashukaa” (1953)

Song-Ho dil na laganaa jeene naa degaa ye zamaanaa (Mashukaa) (1953) Singer-Mukesh, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Roshan


ho ho ho
dil na lagaanaa
ho ho ho
dil na lagaanaa
jeene na degaa ye zamaanaa
ho ho ho
dil na lagaanaa

kahtaa rahaa dil sunte rahe ham
teri muhabbat mein sahte rahe ham
laakhon sitam
ban gayaa ek fasaanaa
ho ho ho
dil na lagaanaa
ho ho ho
dil na lagaanaa

uthti jawaani mein dil jo lagaaye
chain na paaye
dil jaa ke pahloo se waapas na aaye
haay re haay
peechhe pade hai pachhtaanaa
ho ho ho
dil na lagaanaa
ho ho ho
dil na lagaanaa

mil na sake haay do dil bechaare
qismat ke maare
yaad aa rahe hain jo din guzaare
saath tumhaare
haay wo guzraa zamaanaa
ho ho ho
dil na lagaanaa
ho ho ho
dil na lagaanaa
jeene na degaa ye zamaanaa
ho ho ho
dil na lagaanaa

4 Responses to "Ho dil na lagaanaa jeene naa degaa ye zamaanaa"

since “suraiya” was the heroin of this movie “mashooka” she must have also sung a few songs ,but my effort to locate any proved futile.
your blog will have added attraction if you could procure any of her song from this movie and post it.


This was a Mukesh song which I have been looking for for last 50 years. No words are there to show my appreciation for your effort.There are other songs of Mashuka which are equally good.Would be delighted to hear them


Atul ji,

Lyricist is Qamar Jalalabadi. Kindly check and correct.




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