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Remembering Noble prize awarded, Rabindranath Tagore who left his mark on the India

by Rishika Choudhury

Date & Time: May 07, 2022 7:00 AM

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• National anthem ‘ Jana Gana Mana’ was composed by Rabindranath Tagore
• Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti is celebrated according to Bengali’s calendar
• Tagore was awarded by Noble prize in 1913

Rabindranath Tagore was a pioneer in Bengali literature. He was a great poet, novelist, scholar, playwright, philosopher and Nobel Laureate. Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of the Bengali polymath on May 7. This day celebrates Tagore’s achievement and extraordinary body of work.

Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti

Rabindranath Tagore was born on May 7 1861 but according to Bengali’s calendar he was born on 25th day of Boishak month so this day is celebrated locally in Bengal and Bangladesh according to Bengali’s calendar.

History of Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore changed the landscape of Bengali literature and music and was a pioneer leading literature into modernism. He was born in Brahmin family in Calcutta and was the youngest of all siblings. Since childhood he was talented person. He was a trailblazer in leading literature and combing notes of modernism and the new world in his works.

Most notable works of Rabindranath Tagore

He is one of the most influential and critically acclaimed writers, poets and novelists. Some of his well-known works include Gitanjali, Post Master, Kabuliwallah, and Nastanirh. His significant works include short stories, essays and songs, inspired many other famous work. Tagore was awarded by Noble prize in 1913 for his contribution to the world of literature and he was the first non-European to do so. Our national anthem ‘Jana Gana Mana’ was composed by Rabindranath Tagore. He founded the Vishva Bharti University in Santiniketan, West Bengal. His songs and stories are still recreated for the new generation to learn of his exquisite body of work.

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