Santiniketan wary about Tagore songs for IPL cheer

By Hindustan Times

As Kolkata Knight Riders’ cheerleaders gear up to groove to Tagore songs in saris at the upcoming Indian Premier League, the Nobel laureate’s own land, Santiniketan, is not happy about it. People in the West Bengal town, where Rabindranath wrote most of his literary classics, have slammed the
usage of his poetic pieces for entertainment.

“I am confused, amazed and wondering as to how Rabindranath Tagore’s songs will fit into such a commercial sporting event. Cricket, especially IPL, is all about frenzy and madness. I don’t think this is the right platform to use his songs,” says Professor Samit Roy of Santiniketan’s world-famous Visva-Bharati University, which was envisioned by Tagore.

Professor Indrani Mukhopadhyay, principal of Sangeet Bhavan, V