Special tram rides mark Tagore’s Nobel prize
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Calcutta Tramways Company celebrated the centenary of Rabindranath Tagore winning the Nobel prize by offering special rides in a tram named Gitanjali. The two-coach tram has been named Gitanjali after the book of poems which won the bard the Nobel prize in 1913.The tram, in which the two conductors are from Melbourne, hosts an exhibition of his paintings and rare photographs of his numerous journeys across the world.
Designed by artist Hiran Mitra, the CTC tram was decorated with more than 50 black-and-white photographs of Tagore and his paintings, mostly from Visva-Bharati and Rabindra Bharati University.
City-based artistes sang Tagore's songs and recited his poems as the tram trundled on the lengthy track across the
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