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The German pharmaceutical company Merck has sponsored an award in the name of this legendary son of India, to honour those who have fostered cultural relations between India and Germany. The award was granted by the Goethe-Institut, Kolkata and Max Mueller Bhavan India.

Dr. Martin Kampchen, the first winner, received the prize in March 2012. The award will then be presented every two years, on May 7th.

For whom is this award named for?

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