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Rabindranath Tagore
 The country  celebrates the 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore on May 9, 2010.  
  Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore used art as a bridge to connect the 
individual with the world at large, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on May 9, 2010 adding that the government has set up a panel to "rekindle public interest in Gurudev's rich cultural legacy". The prime minister inaugurated an exhibition of Tagore's art, titled "The Master Strokes: Art of Rabindranath Tagore" at the National Gallery of Modern Art in the capital, to mark the beginning of the bard's 150th birth anniversary celebrations.
  The exhibition showcases 70 doodles and paintings from NGMA's collection of 100 of the Nobel Laureate's art works executed in the last 17 years of his life. In the last 17 years of his life, Tagore made more than 3000 paintings and drawings.
  Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee will lay the foundation stones for two museums, unveil the inaugural issue of the cultural magazine of the Indian 
railways and flag off a special train named after Tagore to commemorate the poet’s 150th birth anniversary.
  Rabindranath Tagore was not only a greatest Bengali poet, novelist, educator but was a greatest writer in modern Indian literature. He was an early advocate of Independence for India. Rabindranath Tagore won the Nobel Prize for Literature (GITANJALI: SONG OFFERINGS, about divine and human love)  in 1913. Two years later he was awarded the knighthood, but he surrendered it in 1919 as a protest against the Massacre of the Jalianabagh at Amritsar, where British troops killed some 400 Indian demonstrators. 
   In 1901 Tagore founded a school outside Calcutta, Visva- Bharati, which was dedicated to emerging Western and Indian philosophy and education. It become a university in 1921 At the age of 70 Tagore took up painting. He was also a composer, settings hundreds of poems to music known as Rabindra Sangeet. Rabindranath Tagore, the Nobel laureate...


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