Anthem

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  • Everyone knows that our national Anthem ‘Jana Gana Mana’ was written and composed by the great Rabindranath Tagore in 1911 and was adopted on 24th January 1950. But a lesser known fact is that Tagore’s 1905 composition ‘Amar Sonar Bangla’ was adopted by Bangladesh as its national anthem in 1971. What completes his hat-trick is the fact that Sri Lanka’s anthem ‘Sri Lanka Matha’ is the Sinhalese translation of a 1938 Bengali composition by Tagore!