Aberdeen Shihab becomes first Arab to get Tagore Peace Prize

image Poet and translator Dr Shihab Ghanem has become the first Emirati and Arab to win the Tagore Peace Prize. Ghanem was given the honor in recognition of his creative literary and translation works, both in Arabic and English, and for disseminating human understanding and values of love and peace Tagore had advocated.

Tagore Peace Prize

  • Instituted by the Indian government to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore.
  • The Asiatic Society, which was founded in 1784, gives the international award every two years in memory of Indian philosopher, writer, playwright, songwriter, poet, philosopher, educator Rabindranath Tagore.

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