High Commission of India in Ottawa organized a photo exhibition to mark 162nd Tagore Jayanti on 9th May. In his remarks, DHC Chinmoy Naik recalled his invaluable contributions, from education, art to literature, as also his vision for a prosperous and enlightened India. Members of local Indo-Canadian community also shared various aspects of Gurudev. The high commission tweeted, ” Homage to Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, India’s first Nobel laureate and one of the world’s greatest poet littérateur and artist, on his Jayanti.”
Rabindranath Tagore was a Bengali polymath who worked as a poet, writer, playwright, composer, philosopher, social reformer and painter.He reshaped Bengali literature and music as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Author of the “profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful” poetry of Gitanjali,[he became in 1913 the first non-European and the first lyricist to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.