Tagore’s Nobel prize centenary celebrated in Sweden

Stockholm, June 4 (IANS) Rabindranath Tagore’s Nobel Prize centenary celebrations began here Tuesday with Bollywood icon Sharmila Tagore, who is from the same family and on her first visit here, saying that there will “be readings of Tagore poetry and prose”.

The opening ceremony took place in central Stockholm. Rabindranath Tagore won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913.

Sharmila Tagore was assisted by London-based producer Sangeeta Dutt, who is currently promoting her debut film “Life Goes On”.

Sharmila brings in a troupe that will highlight Rabidranath Tagore’s literary life and other achievements.

“There will be readings of Tagore poetry and prose…,” Sharmila Tagore told IANS in an interview in Stockholm.

It includes his Nobel Prize-winning masterpiece “Gitanjali”.

“There will be much song, music and dance.”

This is Sharmila’s first visit to Sweden, but her name evokes much nostalgia and among the Swedes.

Sharmila Tagore is the first Bollywood personality to appear on screen clad in bikini. —IANS