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Art truly has no boundaries and appreciation for literature, culture and history binds people all over the world. You can witness this when you visit Israel next and see the country’s tribute to the celebrated Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore. By Manya Saini

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Israel has named a street in Tel Aviv  its most populous city along the Mediterranean coast — after Indian Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore to commemorate the writer’s 159th birthday. The Indian embassy in Israel took to Twitter to share the picture of the street with the sign, ‘Rehov Tagore’. 

The embassy tweeted, “We honour #RabindranathTagore today and every day, as we named a street in Tel Aviv in memory of his valuable contribution to mankind. 

Since the announcement on May 7, gratitude has been pouring in on social media, with Indians thanking Israel for acknowledging and honouring the work of one of its most prolific artists. 

 

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Tagore won the prestigious Nobel prize in literature in 1913, for his poetry. He is the only poet from India to have been conferred the honour. The writer was a strong voice through the Indian struggle for independence and resistance against the colonial rule. 

Along with scores of world-renowned poems like Where the mind is without fear, stories, plays and novels, he also composed the national anthems of India and Bangladesh.

 

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The work of Rabindranath Tagore is the foundation of the Indian cultural Renaissance and remains an integral part of the living memory of the country. Taught in literature classes across the world, his writing continues to inspire and instil pride in our hearts. The gesture of paying a tribute by Israel signifies that art and its value formbonds of solidarity that go beyond geographical boundaries. 

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