Visva-Bharati university in Kolkata will replace controversial plaques that sparked a row by not mentioning Rabindranath Tagore, the institution’s founder and India’s first Nobel laureate. The plaques, which bear the names of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the former vice-chancellor Bidyut Chakrabarty, were installed in October to mark the inclusion of Santiniketan township in the UNESCO world heritage list. The move prompted protests and calls for their removal. The university said on Monday that the plaques would be replaced soon.


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