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Rabindranath Tagore Wins WC 2015 Quarter-Final


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Social Media is abuzz discussing how the same man – Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore – wrote the anthems of both countries. Jana Gana Mana, the Indian anthem and Amar Sonar Bangla or My Golden Bengal, the Bangladesh anthem.

Yes, this is all happening in the cricket field in Melbourne and a knockout match, with the winner going into the semis. But there is also a sentiment of bonding.

Jana Gana Mana was selected as the Indian national anthem on 24 January, 1950 – two days before India was named a republic. Amar Shonar Bangla was written in 1905 when Lord George Curzon partitioned Bengal for the first time.

The song was adopted as the Bangladeshi national anthem during the liberation war in 1971. There have been nearly 5,000 tweets around National Anthem and 2,000 tweets on Rabindranath Tagore.

The IPL team KKR had its own take and connect on the matter.

Then, there were some who objected to the whole idea.  

Meanwhile, Google was also all geared up for the clash between India and Bangladesh with a colourful doodle.

The Doodle depicted six batting shots dipped in India and Bangladesh flag colours and a caption that read: “It’s India vs Bangladesh in the Quarter-Finals”.

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