Israel Ambassador to India Noar Gilon stumbled upon this Indian patriotic song and it “deeply touched” him. Firstly, he was taken aback by the song’s uncanny resemblance to Israel’s national anthem Hatikvah. Secondly, he was “moved” by the lyrics of the song. Now, you must be wondering which song the Israel Ambassador is talking about. Well, it is none other than ‘Mera Mulk Mera Desh’, a song from the film ‘Diljale’.
“Today I discovered a beautiful Indian patriotic melody that deeply touched me. I couldn’t help but notice the uncanny resemblance to Israel’s national anthem, ‘Hatikvah,’ in the harmonious notes and cadence. Yet, it was the lyrics, ‘Mera desh mera mulk mera ye watan, shanti ka unnati ka pyaar ka chaman,’ that resonated in my heart like a beacon of hope and unity,” the Israeli Ambassador wrote.
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While people in the comments section were all praises for the song and the wonderful lyrics, other couldn’t help but point out how “Anu Malik plagarised it”.
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In case you haven’t heard the song ‘Mera Mulk Mera Desh’, we have got you covered:
Here’s the national anthem of Israel, in case you want to listen and compare:
Meanwhile, as the Israel-Hamas war entered the 17th day on Tuesday, the Palestinian health ministry reported that the death toll in Gaza from two weeks of air strikes has now exceeded 5,000. The death toll in Israel remains at 1400, with over 200 hostages taken during the October 7th attack. The total death toll now stands at 6,400.