Kolkata: Paying tribute to Rabindranath Tagore ahead of his 152nd birth anniversary, a special edition of gold coin on 'Gurudev' is now available in the market.

Launched by Tanishq, the jewellery wing of Titan Industries Ltd, the 22 karat gold coins, available in 2 gms, 5 gms and 8 gms, have Tagore's name and image engraved on it.

Tagore's great grandson Supriyo Thakur said it is a good way to honour the legend. "This special edition gold coin is our attempt to create a cultural connects with West Bengal and to solidify our promise to offer the best in class jewellery in this region," said V Ganesh, Associate Vice President of Titan Industries Limited.

To also commemorate the centenary of Tagore winning the Nobel prize for 'Gitanjali' in 1913, a music CD with selected poems and renditions from this seminal work has also been launched.

Eminent musicians like Ustad Rashid Khan, Lopamudra Mitra, Usha Uthup, Rezwana Choudhury Bannya, Srikanta Acharya and Manoj Murali Nair have lent their voices in this collection. A booklet containing rare pictures, letters and works of Tagore accompanies the gold coin.

(Agencies)

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