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This Pakistani Singer's Beautiful Rendition Of 'Vaishnav Jana To' Will Give You Goosebumps

For those who don’t know, Narsi Mehta’s 15th-century poem in old Gujarati, ‘Vaishnav Jana To Tene Kahiye,’ was adopted by Mahatma Gandhi into the list of prayers routinely sung at the Sabarmati ashram.

The bhajan’s message to followers: ‘feel the pain of another man, and try and alleviate another’s hurt.’

And Pakistani singer Shafqat Amanat Ali, the lead vocalist of the Pakistani rock band Fuzön, paid a beautiful tribute on Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday.

Watch this moving version of the bhajan below: 

This rendition of the bhajan has since gone viral and touched a chord among Netizens: 




This year’s Gandhi Jayanti was made extra special by the Indian government gathered musicians from as many as 124 countries round the world to perform Gandhi’s favourite bhajan, Vaishnav Jana To.

A statement by the Ministry of External Affairs said that local artistes were identified by Indian missions Abroad and asked to record their version. 

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