Definition of Gunga Din from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Gunga Din

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a poem (1892) by Rudyard Kipling. It is written in the language of an ordinary British soldier praising a Hindu who carries water for the British Army in India and dies taking water to a wounded soldier during a battle. Many people know the last line of the poem:
You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din.