Rabindranath Tagore's Jana Gana Mana was formally adopted as the National Anthem when India became a Republic in 1950.
The team of Bharat Bala and Kanika Myer Bharat are set to recreate the magic of those days, when they release their latest album, the highlight of which is a rendition of the National Anthem in Tagore's voice.
Gurudev heads an all-star cast of 35 individual renditions of the National Anthem by maestros of the order of Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Lata Mangeshkar, Pandit Jasraj, Dr Balamuralikrishna, Asha Bhosle, Shobha Gurtu, Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, Vikku Vinayakram, Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Ustad Sultan Khan, S P Balasubramaniam and others.
rediff.com presents Gurudev's rendering of the National Anthem on Real Audio. An Independence Day Special.
Plus: Audio/video clips of the versions rendered by the living legends of Indian music.
Artistes featured in Jana Gana Mana
Produced by Soundpicture Communications
Audio/Video footage © Bharatbala Productions