Reuternberg, the then Orchestra Director of the Selangor Club has been ordered to composed a state anthem for Kedah with $1000 as the reward. He successfully composed it in a 25 minutes time. The plan to create it was initiated by the British Adviser of Kedah, S.L. Jones.
The anthem was recomposed by Tunku Yakob with the addition of its lyrics written by Hj. Mohammad Sheriff, the then Menteri Besar and the melody from J.F. Agustin in 1949.