Bangladesh enters Guinness book
- 2,54,681 Bangladeshis performed a chorus of their national anthem to mark their 43rd Independence Day, therby creating a new Guinness Record.
- They chanted the “Amar shonar Bongla, ami tume balobashi… (My golden Bengal, I love you)” — penned and tuned by poet Rabindranath Tagore — which inspired their 1971 liberation from Pakistan.
- 1971 Bangladesh Independence
- Rabindranath Tagore
- India’s role in 1971 war