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Watch Kashmiris play Pakistan’s national anthem on the Santoor and Rabab

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The video was reportedly first shared on Facebook by a page called Culture de Kashmir. The four-minute-long video shows the two musicians rendering heavenly music using the musical instruments santoor and rabab. Santoor, a native of Jammu and Kashmir, is also famously the national instrument of Iran and has 72 strings. Rabaab is a plectrum device used to strike these chords, to create musical sounds.

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The two young musicians are Zubair Ahmad, 22 years old and Umar Majeed, 18 years old. Majeed who is seen playing the santoor, said that musicians are ‘azad’ and that they will be of no worth without their music.

‘Qaumi Taranah’ — Pakistan’s national anthem was written in 1952 by Hafeez Jullundhri, with music by Ahmad G Chagla in 1949. The anthem was adopted on August 13, 1954.

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