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160th Birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore

160th Birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore

  • Rabindranath Tagore’s 160th birth anniversary was celebrated across the country on May 7th, He is known as a world famous poet, litterateur and philosopher.
  • He was born on 7thMay,1861 in the Bengal Presidency of British India, now known as Calcutta.


  • Rich in versatility, Rabindranath Tagore greatly influenced Bengali literature and music. In addition, he resurrected Indian art in the early 20th century with relevant modernism.
  • Rabindranath Tagore started writing poetry at the age of 8, and his first collection of poetry was published at the age of
  • Rabindranath Tagore believed that education does not explain facts, but increases curiosity.
  • Rabindranath Tagore was the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in literature in This Nobel Prize was given for the beautifully written book ‘Gitanjali’.
  • ‘Gitanjali’ was originally written in Bengali and later translated into English. It is known that Rabindranath Tagore gave Mahatma Gandhi the title of ‘Mahatma’.
  • The national anthems of two countries have been taken from the compositions of Rabindranath Tagore, the first being the national anthem of India (Jana GanaMana) and the second national anthem of Bangladesh (Amar Sonar Bangla). The Sri Lankan national anthem is also said to be inspired by his compositions.

Source: The Hindu

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