Tribute to Literary Legend Rabindranath Tagore on His Birth Anniversary!

 Tribute to Literary Legend Rabindranath Tagore on His Birth Anniversary!

“Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them.” – Rabindranath Tagore.

Today is the birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, the author of India's national anthem, a great poet, novelist, dramatist, essayist, story-writer, composer, painter philosopher, social reformer, educationist, linguist, grammarian, and multifaceted personality. Tagore, the son of Debendranath Tagore and Sarada Devi, was born on May 7, 1861, in the Jorasanko house in Calcutta in a Bengali family. He was the youngest of the 13 remaining kids. In India, Rabindranath Tagore's birth anniversary is celebrated on 9th May while in Bangladesh, it is celebrated on 7th May. Rabindranath Tagore is also known as Gurudev. Few people would know that Rabindranath Tagore had written the national anthem of India 'Jana Gana Mana', but also wrote the national anthem of Bangladesh 'Amar Sonar Bangla'.

He was the first non-European lyricist to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. Achievements of Rabindranath Tagore are no less. There are many such things related to his life that most people do not know. It is said about him that Rabindranath Tagore had color blindness.
Among all, he was most famous for being a patriot who put the needs of his country before anything else. Today we are Remembering and honoring the legend who composed our National Anthem- Jana Gana Mana, on his birth anniversary let's know some interesting facts about the great legend’s life.  

Tagore's dreams and teachings
Rabindranath Tagore wanted to become a barrister. To fulfill this goal, he took admitted to Bridgestone Public School in England in 1878. Later studied law at the University of London College. But he returned home in 1880 without taking a law degree.

Rabindranath Tagore a poet
Being born under the Taurus Zodiac represents him as down-to-earth, tenacious, reliable, and sensual and he totally proved it through his sensual writings and plays. Everyone knows that Rabindranath Tagore was a distinguished poet, musician, playwright, and essayist and was proficient in many genres of literature. He was interested in writing poems and stories since childhood. At the age of just eight, Rabindranath Tagore wrote his first poem. At the same time, at the age of 16, Tagore's first short story was published. When he returned to India after his studies, he started writing again.
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The Career of Rabindranath Tagore
In 1901, Tagore established an experimental school at Shantiniketan in the rural areas of West Bengal. In this school, Tagore tried to combine Indian and Western traditions. Tagore started living in the school itself. Later in 1921, this school became Visva Bharati University.

Which nations' national anthems were written by Tagore?
After the independence of India and Bangladesh, Rabindranath Tagore wrote the national anthem for both countries, which is still proudly sung on the occasion of national festivals. Tagore also wrote the national anthem for Sri Lanka. Tagore was the second person to address the World Parliament of Religions twice. Before this Swami Vivekananda had addressed the Parliament of Religions.

Theft of Tagore's Nobel Prize 
Tagore's Nobel Prize and a number of his other possessions were taken from the Visva-Bharati University's security vault on March 25, 2004. On December 7, 2004, the Swedish Academy decided to present Visva-Bharati University with two replicas of Tagore's Nobel Prize, one made of gold and the other of bronze. The fictional movie Nobel Chor was influenced by it. A Baul singer named Pradip Bauri was detained in 2016 on charges that he had protected the thieves.

Achievements of Rabindranath Tagore
Tagore published many poems and books. Tagore received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913 for the poem Gitanjali. The first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. Although Tagore did not directly accept this Nobel Prize. Rather, a British ambassador had received the award in his place. Tagore was also awarded the title of 'Sir' by the British Government. But after the Jallianwala Bagh incident in 1919, Tagore returned this title. Tagore died on 7 August 1941 after being diagnosed with prostate cancer.

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