12. Tagore and Gandhi

A memorable event: we all know that Tagore breathed his last on 7 August 1941. In that very year, on 6 May, his 80th birthday had been celebrated all over the world. On this occasion Mahatma Gandhi’s greeting ran:
"Four score is not enough. May you finish five! Love."

Tagore’s immediate reply was: “Thank you for your message, but four score is impertinence. Five score would be intolerable.”