Rabindranath Tagore gave away Noble prize in protest against British: Biplab Deb

Rabindranath Tagore gave away Nobel prize in protest against British: Biplab Deb

Tagore was the first Asian to win the Nobel Prize for literature.

Rabindranath Tagore gave away Noble prize in protest against British: Biplab Deb
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By: ABP News Bureau
Updated: 11 May 2018 12:17 PM
AGARTALA: Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb continued his peculiar statements when he said: "Rabindra Nath Tagore returned his Nobel Prize in protest against the British."

In Tripura, had a special place in many of Tagore's songs and novels such as "Bisharjan", "Rajarshi" and "Mukut.", Deb was speaking at a function celebrating the 157th birth anniversary of the iconic poet and playwright Rabindranath Tagore.


Tagore was the first Asian to win the Nobel Prize for literature. He received the Nobel Prize for poetry in 1913. He, however, had denied Knighthood in protest against the Jalianwalla Bagh massacre in 1919.

Earlier also, Deb received flak for his statements.

On April 29, Deb advised the educated youth in his state to "set up paan shops instead of running after political parties for several years to get government jobs and waste the vital time of their life".

On April 18, Deb said that the internet was invented by India lakhs of years ago.
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