The promenade on the shore of Balaton was named after the Nobel laureate, Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore who, after being cured at the State Hospital for Cardiology, planted the first tree of the promenade. According to a Hindu legend, if a man of old age plants a tree, he will live to see the tree. Rabindranath Tagore died 11 years later at the age of 80. Since the tree grew really tall similarly to the other trees of the promenade planted by well known people following in the footsteps of the poets. Besides his memorial tree at the beginning of the promenade, there is a bronze statue of Tagore from 1956 and also a plaque with a poem of his written on the occasion of the planting. The promenade was named after Tagore in 1957, replacing its original name, Ferenc Deák Promenade. The promenade has other statues and busts besides the trees planted by politicians, poets and Nobel laureates.