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Israel names street in Tel Aviv after Rabindranath Tagore on his 159th birth anniversary 

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Israel Names Street After Rabindranath TagoreOn 7th May 2020, Israel named a street in Tel Aviv after Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore on his 159th birth anniversary to honor his valuable contributions in the field and to mankind. He was born on May 7, 1861, in Calcutta. In Bengal Rabindra Jayanti is celebrated on the 25th day of the Bengali month of Boishakh.

Key Points:

i.The decision of naming the street after Rabindranath Tagore to commemorate the centenary of his birth was taken by the Tel Aviv Municipality in the year 1961

ii.Rabindranath Tagore was a bengali poet, short story writer, song composer, playwright, essayist and a painter.

iii.He introduced the new prose and verse forms and the usage of colloquial language into the Bengali literature breaking the traditional model of literature which was based on classical Sanskrit.

iv.He influenced in introducing the Indian culture to the west and the other way around In 1913, he became the first non-European to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.

v.The national anthem of India and the national anthem of Bangladesh ‘Amar Sonar Bangla’ was written and composed by Tagore

vi.He wrote many musical dramas, dance dramas, all types of essays, travel diaries, and two autobiographies, one in his middle years and the other before his death in 1941.

Notable Works:

i.Rabindranath Tagore wrote in his native Bengal and translated some of his works in English which made him the voice of India’s spiritual heritage.

ii.Among his great works are Manasi (The Ideal One) 1890, Gitanjali (Song Offerings) 1910, Gitimalya (Wreath of Songs) 1914 and Balaka (The Flight of Cranes) 1916.

iii.The Gardener (1913), Fruit-Gathering(1916) and the Fugitive(1921) are some of his English renderings of his poetry.


The Major plays of Tagore are, Raja(The King of the Dark Chamber)1910, Dakghar(The Post Office)1912 and Achalayatan(The Immovable)1912

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