Rabindranath Tagore is popularly known as Gurudev, was born in kolkata on may 8, 1861. His father was Maharishi Debendranath and mother Sarada Devi. He was a versatile person. Tagore is a Bengali poet, short story writer, song composer, play wright, essayist, painter who introduced new prose and verse forms. He was very much influenced in introducing Indian culture to the west and vice versa. Tagore was popularly known as Creative artist of early 20th century. In 1913 he received Nobel prize for literature.
Rabindranath Tagore – Interesting facts:
- Rabindranath Tagore , who holds the unique distinction of having composed the National anthems of two nations India and Bangladesh.
- Tagore is widely known for authoring the Indian national anthem and Githanjali.
- Tagore is considered as a indias first noble laureate who always tried in reshaping Bengali literature and music.
- He is also educationist who started The Vishva bharathi university in shanthiniketan.
- Confusion regarding his birth day: According to Bengali calendar, Tagore birthday is celebrated on may 8, Bengal people celebrates Tagore’s birthday on this day. But it is on may 9, according to Gregorian calendar. It is observed on may 7 in some states.
- Tagore was not interested to go to school and he does not like to go for college. He always tutored by his elder brother Hemendranath. Do you know one fact he just gone to college only a single day.
- Tagore was very much inspired by drawing and painting even at the age of 60 and he held several best successful exhibitions of all his works.
- Rabindranath Tagore s called Worlds poet.
- At a very young age, he was participated in Bengal renaissance and his family also took active participation in it.
- One more interesting fact about Tagore is that at age 8, he started his poem writing and by 16, he composed art works.
- He was influenced by classical poetry of kalidasa and started writing his own classical poems.
- In 1873, he has done a tour with his father for many months and has obtained maximum knowledge on various subjects across world.
- He learned Sikhism when in stayed in Amritsar and wrote around six poems and many articles on the religion.
- We can tell that with all his works he changed the dimensions of Bengali literature.
- Many countries paid their tribute to legendary writer, around 5 museums are dedicated to Tagore out of which 3 are in India and remaining 2 in Bangladesh.
- Tagore had a unique vision for school training and employed Brahmacharya system. Gurus gave pupils personal guidance regarding emotional, intellectual and spiritual.
- However on Dec 7, 2004 the Swedish academy decided to present two replicas of tagores Nobel prize, one made with gold and other made of bronze, to Viswa bharathi university . It inspired fictional film Nobel chor.
Tagore was a patriotic Indian. He was certainly a man of many talents. The concepts of freedom in tagores philosophy are diverse and cover the whole field of his literature. With all efforts and achievements, he has become a part of global network of pioneering educators.