Rabindranath Tagore


Artist Birtday : 07/05/1861 (Age 80)
Born In : Kolkata, West Bengal
Occupation(s) : Poet, Writer, Playwright, Composer, Philosopher, Social Reformer and Painter

Rabindranath Tagore was a Bengali polymath who performed as a poet, author, playwright, songwriter, scholar, social reformer, and painter. He reshaped Bengali publications and music as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Writer of the sensitive, and beautiful” poem of Gitanjali, he became in 1913 the foremost non-European and the foremost poet to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. Tagore’s poetical songs were considered mercurial and spiritual; yet, his “elegant prose and magical poetry” stay mostly unfamiliar outside Bengal. He was an associate of the Royal Asiatic Society. Directed as “the Bard of Bengal”, Tagore was comprehended by nicknames Kobiguru, Biswakobi, and Gurudev.

A Bengali Brahmin from Calcutta with traditional gentry origins in the Burdwan district and Jessore, Tagore composed verse as an eight-year-old. At the age of sixteen, he unleashed his foremost notable poems under the “Sun Lion”, which were captured by literary authorities as long-lost classics. By 1877 he graduated to his first straightforward stories and theaters, his real name. As a universalist, internationalist, humanist, and ardent critic of nationalism, he criticized the British Raj and supported independence from Britain. As a supporter of the Bengal Renaissance, he reached a vast canon that included sketches, paintings, doodles, hundreds of texts, and some two thousand songs; his heritage also bears in his founding of Visva-Bharati University.