May 31, 2011

2011 — 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore

India Post released a set of 2 stamp and a Miniature Sheet to commemorate 150 years of Rabindranath Tagore birth anniversary.
Rabindranath Tagore was born on May 7, 1861 in Calcutta (now Kolkata). He was a poet, philosopher, musician, writer, and educationist.He was popularly called as Gurudev and his songs were popularly known as Rabindrasangeet.The Indian national anthem " the Jana Gana Mana" is composed by him, he is also the writer of the national anthem of Bangladesh "Amar Shonar Bangla".Rabindranath Tagore won the Nobel Prize for his collection of poems, Gitanjali, in 1913, the first Asian to win a Nobel prize in Literature. He was the founder of Viswa Bharati and Santiniketan.

First Rupee 150 coin issued by India
India’s highest denomination commemorative coin released on 9th may 2010 at New Delhi by Finance Minister Shri Pranab Mukherjee to mark 150th birth centenary of Nobel Prize winner Gurudev Rabindra Nath Tagore. There were two coins with denominations of rupees 5 and rupees 150 in a beautiful presentation set.


1961 — 100th Anniversary of the Birth of
Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore (1861 - 1941)

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