Rabindranath Tagore - Biography, Facts, Books & Poems

Rabindranath Tagore also known as Gurudev was born on 7 May 1861. Rabindranath Tagore revitalized the modern Bengali language and during his age the Bengali literature began to flourish most. He was the first non European to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his collection of poems Gitanjali in 1913.

Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore is the most famous poet of India. Writing poems was his hobby from childhood. His writing was vast. He has written Bengali novels like Gora naukaghat, Vibha Raja aur Rani and Muktadhara, as well as famous stories like Kabuliwallah and Kshudista Pashan. “Jana Gana Mana” written by him is the National Anthem of India.

Rabindranath established an international Institution of education called Shantiniketan at Bolpur in West Bengal in 1901 to forge a Universal culture mixing values of both the East and the West. Later, it developed as the Vishwa Bharati University. In recognition of his services, the British government honoured him by conferring the knighthood (“Sir”). But after the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar in 1919 he returned that honour to the British government.

Tagore passed away on August 8, 1941 at the age of 80. Honoured as a world poet, he was a proud son of India


Rabindranath Tagore's Early Life and Works List

Tagore's Early life : In the northern part of the sprawling city in the area known as Jorasan...


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