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Tagore museum

A room in Kuthi Bari. Picture by Snehamoy Chakraborty

Santiniketan, Feb. 7: Visva-Bharati is planning to set up a museum showcasing Tagore’s belongings at Kuthi Bari, a house in Sriniketan the poet purchased in 1912 from a zamindar.

The building has been handed over to the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) for renovation and restoration.

A programme will be held on the varsity’s Sriniketan campus on Friday to celebrate 100 years of the purchase of the house.

“Various items, including furniture used by Gurudev, will be kept here,” said Prashanta Ghosh, the principal of the Institute of Rural Reconstruction, Visva-Bharati.

An official said furniture, handicrafts and rare photographs of Tagore and his sons would be displayed at the museum, which would come up after the ASI repairs the house in six months.