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Rabindra Nath Tagore
Rabindra Nath Tagore was born on 8th May, 1861 in Jorasanku in Calcutta. His father, maharishi Debendra Nath was a great landlord and was known as Thakur, the word which got changed into Tagore, his mother’s name was Sharda Devi. He was the Youngest of the fourteen children in the family of Debendra Nath and Sharda Devi.
Rabindra Nath Tagore was one of the greatest men of India and he was easily one of the greatest literary personages of the world. He was a versatile genius, being a poet, novelist, playwright, essayist, short story writer, statesman, musician etc fighter all rolled into one. He was both a great nationalist and an internationalist and universalists and humanist in equal measure.
He wrote originally in Bengali but later translated his own works into Eng. His world famous work of lyrics the Gitanjali, for which he won the Nobel Prize in 1913, was also originally written in Bengali but later translated into Eng. By the poet himself.
He was a great lover of his country of humanity and children in particular. He believed in non violence and rejected traditionalism as much as western chauvinism. The Indian National Anthem Janta Ganga Mana was written by him. He also set up the Shantiniketan with the money he got from the Nobel Prize. He gave up the title of ‘sir’ as a protest against the Jallianwala Bagh tragedy in 1919. He died on 8th Aug. 1941.