ATP Quiz: How Many Times Do You Hear the Word ‘Laila’?

Posted on December 24, 2010
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Owais Mughal

I heard this question the first time in 1985 on Radio Pakistan and since then I have remembered the answer to it. How many times do you hear the word ‘Laila’ in the song ‘Laila Laila Laila’?

The song is from a Pakistani movie called ‘ishq-e-Laila’ (1957) and in 1984 it was given a second life by Benjamin Sisters’ rendition in an Anwar Maqsood stage show called Silver Jubilee. Its audio cassette came out soon and became very popular.

One day on Radio Pakistan this same question was asked for a very big prize (a Rahbar Water Cooler – jis mein pani thanda 24 ghante rehta tha). I’ve known people listening to and rewinding their audio cassettes whole day long but couldn’t get to the right answer.

Are you up for the challenge? to phir ho jaaye!

9 Comments on “ATP Quiz: How Many Times Do You Hear the Word ‘Laila’?”

  1. shahran says:
    December 24th, 2010 12:23 pm

    Another nice post.

    My answer is it is greater than 21 times.
    May be 40

  2. Doa says:
    December 24th, 2010 1:19 pm


  3. laila amjad says:
    December 24th, 2010 1:48 pm

    i wish i would neva heard this word in any song . actually cuz of these songzzzz i hated my name for a long time but know i like it cuz its unike !

  4. Aziz says:
    December 24th, 2010 3:00 pm

    Oh gosh…everyday…countless times a day. My wife’s name is Laila :)

  5. Aziz says:
    December 24th, 2010 3:05 pm

    But to stick to the question asked…58 times :)

  6. Kamal says:
    December 25th, 2010 12:37 am

    Do not know the answer. But what a wonderful song.

  7. December 25th, 2010 12:10 pm

    Very difficult question.

  8. December 29th, 2010 10:50 am

    Unless I have a counting problem, 58.

  9. Owais Mughal says:
    December 31st, 2010 5:37 am

    Several people have got the correct answer. It is 58.

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