Who is the composer of Indian National Anthem as per government records?
Some people say it was composed by Ram Singh Thakur, a Ghorkha while majority still believe that it was composed by Rabindranath Tagore, the author himself. Therefore, I am curious to know what it is as per the records of Indian Government.
Although I don't have access to Indian National Records, I believe that the following short history clarifies the controversy.
The first public singing of Jana Gana Mana, which later became the Indian National Anthem, was in 1911, (27 December, at the Calcutta session of the Indian National Congress) three years before Captain Ram Singh Thakuri was born.
Tagore wrote a poem, the lyrics for the song (understandable in many Indian tongues), the English translation, and the music. (See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_anthem_of_india)
Thakur (or Thakuri) composed the current band-version of the Indian national anthem, Jana Gana. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ram_Singh_Thakur) He composed a number of other patriotic songs for India.
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