The great poet of India and Nobel Prize winner Rabindranath Tagore was born in Kolkata on 7th May 1861. His parents were Mahashri Devendra Nath and Sharda Devi. Tagore hated school in his childhood, and so was taught at home. Rabindranath Tagore started writing from a very young age. He was a very talented child. He grew up to be poet, novelist, painter, philosopher, actor, dramatist and scholar. But he is known all over the world for his wonderful poetry.

About Rabindranath Tagore in a nutshell

On November 13, 1913, at the age of 52, Tagore won the Nobel Prize for Literature for his collection of poems – Geetanjali. Rabindranath Tagore wrote on all subjects – social reform, politics, education, religion, music, language and many others. Most of his works are in Bengali. Besides Gitanjali, he wrote ‘Puravi’, ‘The Evening Songs’ and ‘The Mornings songs’. His novels include Gora, Raja and Rani, Birodini and Nauka Dubi. Tagore loved all mankind. He was also deeply religious. He established a unique university called Shantiniketan in Bengal. He gave us our national anthem ‘Jana Gana Mana’. This great son of India will never be forgotten. He died at the age of 80 years in 1941.