A piano rendition of the Indian national anthem, "Jana Gana Mana", has broken all records to become the most viewed national anthem with 72 million views on YouTube.
Created by Mumbai-based pianist Shayan Italia and directed by Farhad Vijay Arora, the video was uploaded to the website on July 29.
One rendition of the French national anthem is the second most viewed.
"On the first day of the upload, we received more than 5 million views and quickly realized...we now had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to connect all of India with its most emotional chord the 'Jana Gana Mana'," Italia said.
"We decided that our heartfelt rendition of Rabindranath Tagore's divine ode should get, by 15-August, 71 million views for India's 71 years of Independence", Italia added.
"India is going through trying, divisive times as never before. The singular aim was to bring all of India together in the next two weeks to celebrate our great country's most celebrated treasure, the Jana Gana Mana," Italia said.
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