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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of India.
Who wrote the Indian national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of India officially adopted?
Please add any valuable information like links to anthem's mp3, video, lyrics, free sheet music etc.
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The National anthem of India is "Jana-Gana-Mana" which means in English "Thou Art the Ruler of the Minds of All People".
India's anthem lyrics were written by Rabindranath TAGORE and the music was written by Rabindranath TAGORE.
Adopted 1950; Rabindranath TAGORE, A Nobel Laureate, Also Wrote Bangladesh's National Anthem.
National anthem of India free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of India's National anthem - See link (file source: cia world factbook).
Listen to India national anthem on Youtube
Indian anthem lyrics (English translation)
Thou art the ruler of the minds of all people,
Dispenser of India's destiny.
Thy name rouses the hearts of Punjab, Sindh, Gujarat and Maratha,
Of the Dravida, Utkala and Bengal;
It echoes in the hills of the Vindhyas and Himalayas,
mingles in the music of Yamuna and Ganga and is
chanted by the waves of the Indian Ocean.
They pray for thy blessings and sing thy praise.
The saving of all people waits in thy hand,
Thou dispenser of India's destiny.
Victory, victory, victory to thee.
You can find more information about Indian anthem on Wikipedia - See link.
Sheet Music: View the Indian national anthem sheet music - See link.


Indian national symbol: the Lion Capital of Ashoka, which depicts four Asiatic lions standing back to back mounted on a circular abacus, is the official emblem; the Bengal tiger is the national animal; the lotus is the national flower.

India flag

Conventional short form country name: India.
Conventional long form country name: Republic of India.
Local short form country name: India/Bharat.
Local long form country name: Republic of India/Bharatiya Ganarajya.
India Government Type: federal republic.
Federal republic is a state in which the powers of the central government are restricted and in which the component parts (states, colonies, or provinces) retain a degree of self-government; ultimate sovereign power rests with the voters who chose their governmental representatives. 
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