'Art transcending borders' has become quite the cliched phrase, but this Facebook post written by an Indian poet has proven again that musical notes defy any of the boundaries that people create for themselves.
A recent video of legendary Farida Khanum singing a portion of the famous ghazal 'Aaj Janay Ki Zid Na Karo' in an informal session didn't only tug the heartstrings of Pakistanis but also moved Indians to laud the veteran singer as she sings in a raw, melancholic voice.
Akhil Katyal, a poet from New Delhi, paid tribute to the enduring beauty of the ghazal and her rendition of it in free verse:
The ghazal written by Fayyaz Hashmi and composed by Sohail Rana remains a favourite amongst many and is often sung at ghazal nights.
'Aaj Janay Ki Zid Na Karo' was also sung in Coke Studio Season 8 this year as a signing off note in the last episode of the season. Late singer Habib Wali Muhammad had also sung the popular ghazal for the film Badal Aur Bijlee.