Tamil is official language of Tamil Nadu. But it was also second official language of Haryana for more than 40 years.

When Haryana was formed in 1969, then Chief Minister of state, Bansi Lal made Tamil as second official language of Haryana. It was made to avoid making Punjabi as official language as Haryana was formed due to Punjabi suba agitation. It was second official language irrespective of the fact that there might not be even a single Tamil speaking native in the state.

It was second official language for more than 40 year till 2010, when then Haryana’s Chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, made Punjabi as second official language.