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Rabindranath Tagore's Nobel Prize stolen

March 25, 2004 13:58 IST
Last Updated: March 27, 2004 11:25 IST

In a burglary at the Uttarayan complex of Visva Bharati University in Shantiniketan, the Nobel Prize medal, a watch, a bangle and important citations belonging to Rabindranath Tagore were stolen on Wednesday night.

West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadev Bhattacharjee ordered an inquiry into the theft on Thursday morning.

Tagore had received the Nobel Prize in 1913 for literature.

The theft was detected in the morning when the university reopened after a day's break, Bhattacharjee said in Kolkata.

The burglars had sneaked into the museum by breaking open the window railings, state Inspector General of Police (Law and Order) Chayan Mukherjee said, adding that some people, including the guards had been detained.

The CM said that he talked to Visva Bharati Vice-Chancellor Sujit Basu and senior police officers about the incident.

The Uttarayan complex was closed to visitors for the day as a large number of policemen encircled the entire premises.

External Links
Biography: Tagore
The Presentation Speech: Nobel Prize in Literature 1913
Rabindranath Tagore Banquet Speech
Collection of Poems by Rabindranath Tagore

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Sub: Theft at Shantiniketan

Sir, The theft of the gold medallion and other heirlooms of Rabindranath Tagore from Shantiniketan is deplorable. The security lapse calls for stringent measures ...

Posted by Prakash F. Madhwani

Sub: what??? 1931???

Strange!!!... i gues it was 1913 and nor 1931...Gr8 blunder....please chk that

Posted by Dilip

Sub: Awful news , awful mistake

This is sheer lack of details. rediff has said that rabinranath tagore got the nobel prize in 1931., Gross lack of editing, total mismanagemnet, He ...

Posted by Subhrendu

Sub: And I thought my history book said Tagore returned the NOBLE........

Thought that the history books taught me that Tagore had returned the NOBLE in protest against the British. Seems like either the history books where ...

Posted by Kaustubh

Sub: Tagore's Nobel Prize stolen

what's the big deal in a country where anything can happen, Presidents gets run over by trucks, thugs become lawmakers and keepers, I'm not at ...

Posted by Abraham George


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