Today, during the India vs Bangladesh World Cup match, the Edgbaston stadium in Birmingham reverberated with two Bengali national anthems. The interesting fact is both the anthems were written by Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore. The fact melted down the heart of many fans and they poured their emotions on Twitter expressing the joy, pride, and nostalgia. “A proud moment for Bengalis all over the world”, wrote a Twitter user. “Beautiful melody. Nostalgia about the common factor” wrote another.
Amar Sonar Bangla” if translates “My Golden Bengal” is the national anthem of Bangladesh which was written by the Bengali polymath Rabindranath Tagore in 1905. The melody of the song is taken from the Baul singer Gagan Harkara’s song “Ami Kothay Pabo Tare“. On the other side, India’s national anthem “Jana Gana Mana” was composed by Rabindranath Tagore in 1911, as Bharoto Bhagyo Bidhata. on January 24, 1950, the song was recognized as India’s National Anthem.
India will try their best to win the match as India’s victory will ensure it’s entry in the semi-finals. Bangladesh achieved seven points from seven matches and currently holding the seventh position in the World Cup points table while India, with 11 points is holding the second position.