Viral Post Depicts Rabindranath Tagore’s English Translation Of ‘Jana Gana Mana’

Many of us learned to sing and memorise India’s National Anthem, Jana Gana Mana, in school. Rabindranath Tagore, India’s first Nobel laureate, composed the song in Bengali under the title ‘Bharoto Bhagyo Bidhata’ in 1911. Although the song has five verses, the Constituent Assembly of India adopted only the first verse as the National Anthem on January 24, 1950. Many people are unaware that Tagore also translated the song into English. The Nobel Prize organisation recently shared a photo of the translated manuscript on social media. People have responded enthusiastically, with many expressing their gratitude for the post.

The caption of the post read: “Jana Gana Mana’ (Bengali: [ɟənə gəɳə mənə]) is the national anthem of India, originally composed in Bengali by poet Rabindranath Tagore, who was awarded the #NobelPrize in Literature in 1913. Pictured: An English translation of Jana Gana Mana by Tagore,” the official Facebook page of the Nobel Prize also shared the picture of the English translation of the National Anthem.

The image depicts Rabindranath Tagore’s English translation of India’s National Anthem, Jana Gana Mana. The title of the translated version is “The Morning Song Of India.”

The post has received over 1,700 reactions since it was shared on Facebook on May 6. It has also received a number of comments and reshares.

This new information piqued people’s interest. Many people remarked on how far ahead of their time Tagore’s songs and poetry were. Others simply emphasised Tagore’s incredible talent for expressing himself through ink and paper.


Rabindra Jayanti is observed annually to commemorate the birth anniversary of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. This year marks the 162nd anniversary of Tagore’s birth.

Rabindranath Tagore, who was born on May 7, 1861, was a well-known writer known for his diverse literary talent, which included poetry, songs, short stories, and plays. He began writing poems when he was eight years old and published his first collection when he was sixteen.

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