The BharatGPT group, has unveiled ‘Hanooman’, a series of large language models (LLMs) capable of responding in 11 Indian languages, with plans to expand to over 20 languages.


Hanooman refers to a series of large language models (LLMs) developed by the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) and other Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in collaboration with Reliance Industries.

These LLMs are designed to be particularly adept in understanding and responding in 11 Indian languages, including Hindi, Tamil, and Marathi, with plans to expand to more than 20 languages. This focus on Indian languages sets them apart from many other LLMs, which are primarily trained on English data.


Hanooman LLMs go beyond simple chatbots. They are multimodal AI tools capable of generating text, speech, videos, and more in multiple languages. These capabilities make them suitable for various applications in fields like:

  • **Healthcare:** Imagine a doctor using Hanooman to translate medical information for patients in their native language or a chatbot powered by Hanooman providing health advice in local dialects.
  • **Governance:** Hanooman could be used to create government documents and websites accessible in multiple languages, fostering better communication with diverse communities.
  • **Financial services:** Banks and other financial institutions could leverage Hanooman to provide customer support and financial literacy materials in various languages, promoting financial inclusion.
  • **Education:** Hanooman has the potential to personalize learning experiences for students by providing educational content in their preferred language. 

    The development of Hanooman is a significant step towards bridging the digital divide and making AI technology accessible to a wider population in India and beyond.