Odisha CM Naveen pays tribute to Rabindranath Tagore on his 157th birth anniv  

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Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik paid his tribute to Nobel laureate Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore on his 157th birth anniversary on Monday.

Taking to his twitter handle Patnaik said, “My humble tribute to visionary poet, philosopher & Nobel laureate Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore on birth anniversary. Creator of our National anthem, he will continue to inspire humanity through his illuminating body of works that convey the message of oneness, peace & tolerance.”

Noted sand artist Sudarsan Pattanaik also paid his tribute though a beautiful sand sculpture which he created in Puri seach beach.

Sudarsan's sandy tribute to Rabindranath Tagore

Tagore, the literary icon, was born on 7 May 1861 in Calcutta. He is father to national anthems of two nations of Indian sub-continent. From India’s ‘Jana Gana Mana’, to Bangladesh’s ‘Amar Sonar Banlga’. It is believed that the national anthem of Sri Lanka – “Sri LankaMatha” was also inspired by the works of Tagore.

He was the first Indian ever to receive a Nobel Prize. Tagore was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in recognition of his work Geetanjali, a collection of poems, in 1913.

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