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Rabindranath Tagore's birth anniversary commemorative exhibition inaugurated in New Delhi
A month-long exhibition titled 'Gurudev: The Journey of the Maestro' to be held from 8th to 10th May was opened on May 7 in New Delhi at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA).

According an official release, speaking on the occasion, Director General, NGMA, Adwaita Garanyak said, "These artworks of versatile genius give a glimpse of his precious contributions to the visual language."

Speaking about the works of Rabindranath Tagore he added, "The maestro was fascinated by the worlds of literature, art, music and dance at an early age. In 1913, he became the first Indian to receive a Nobel Prize in Literature for his novel 'Geetanjali'. He left his imprint on art and played a role in huge transforming its practices and ushering into modernism."

At the inaugural function, Tagore's famous song "Ekla Cholo Re" was sung by children and a musical concert by Hungarian duo – Mrs Virag Kiss pianist and Mr Sandor Dezs cellist on Rabindra Sangeet, stated the release.

Rabindranath Tagore (7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941) is famous for transforming Bengali literature, music and art with Contextual Modernism during his times. He is famous across the world for literary work titled 'Gitanjal'i that brought him the Nobel Prize in Literature.

His poetry has the flavour of spiritualism and mercurialism. He is well known for his poetry, though he wrote novels, essays, short stories, travelogues, dramas, and songs. His works are frequently noted for their rhythmic and lyrical stance.

He was a staunch supporter of naturalistic education as is reflected by his famous quote, "The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence."

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