On the 159th birth anniversary of the first Asian Nobel recipient, the ‘Bard of Bengal’, Rabindranath Tagore, Israel paid a heartwarming tribute to this great poet by naming a street in Tel Aviv after him.

The birth anniversary of ‘Gurudev’ Rabindranath Tagore is celebrated every year on 7th May (or 25th Baisakh of the Bengali calendar) as Rabindra Jayanti. This day is remembered not only in Bengal but all over the world by all those who admire his works. Tagore wasn’t just a poet but was a strong voice of resistance against the British colonial rule in India. He was also
offered the knighthood by the British Crown which he rejected as a protest against the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.


In 1913, Tagore was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for the English version of the ‘Geetanjali’ (song offerings), thus becoming the first Asian to win the Nobel Prize. Tagore was
also responsible for some of the finest and immortal works of literature that are taught as a part of academics.

On May 7, 2020 the @IsraelinIndia handle on Twitter shared the news of naming a street as ‘Tagore’ street as a memoir of his “valuable contribution to mankind”. The entire Twitter
community in India was delighted with the news and had plenty of good stuff to share.

This is definitely a proud moment for all Indians and an appreciable step towards globalization.

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