The man who reshaped the Indian literature, the epitome of wisdom amalgamated with intellect, Rabindranath Tagore, needs no introduction.
Born on the 7th of May 1861, Tagore is most fondly remembered for his creations like Gitanjali, Gora and ofcourse, the national anthem of the India, Jan Gana Man.
He was also the author of various novels, Chaturanga, Shesher Kobita, Char Odhay, and Noukadubi, to name a few.
Tagore was the youngest of the 13 children of Debendranath Tagore and Sarada Devi. His parents called him ‘Rabi’, with love.
You would be surprised to know that Rabindranath Tagore never liked going to the classrooms and English, was a subject he hated.
His brother trained him for swimming and various other physical excercises.
Tagore, followed the poetry of Kalidasa and felt influenced by it. When he was in the city of Amritsar, he used to visit various Gurudwars with his father and was taken away by the peaceful sound of Gurbani. The impact was such that Tagore wrote various poems on Sikhism.
Tagore’s creations greatly influenced the public, during the days of freedom struggle and encouraged them towards participation in the campaigns and the movements.
He was awarded with the Nobel Prize for his excellent work in the field of literature.
He always said, “We read the world wrong and say that it deceives us.”
The world suffered his loss on the 7th of August 1941.