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Tagore commemorated in Lanka stamp

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Sri Lanka has issued a postage stamp in honour of Noble laureate Rabindranath Tagore. Priced at LKR 5, the stamp commemorates the poet's 150th birth anniversary. The stamp has Tagore's portrait and his name spelt in Sinhala, Tamil and English.

Several countries including Venezuela, Argentina and Vietnam have issued stamps in Tagore's honour through the years. In February this year, Uruguay issued one on Tagore to commemorate 150 years of his birth.

With Sri Lanka, Tagore had a special link. He visited the country last in 1934 with his Shaap Mochon troupe. His influence on Lankan culture is still talked about, analysed and celebrated today.

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