Rabindranath Tagore also was known as Ravīndranātha Ṭhākur (7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941), sobriquet Gurudev, was a Bengali polymath who reshaped Bengali literature and music, as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Author of Gitanjali and its "profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse", he became in 1913 the first non-European to win the"Nobel Prize in Literature" Rabindranath Tagore was not only a writer, song composer, playwright, essayist, painter but also a visionary A Pirali Brahmin from Calcutta with ancestral gentry roots in Jessore, Tagore wrote poetry as an eight-year-old. At the age of sixteen, he released his first substantial poems under the pseudonym Bhānusiṃha which were seized upon by literary authorities as long-lost classics. By 1877 he graduated to his first short stories and dramas, published under his real name. As a humanist, universalist internationalist, and ardent anti-nationalist, he denounced the British Raj and advocated independence from Britain. As an exponent of the Bengal Renaissance, he advanced a vast canon that comprised paintings, sketches and doodles, hundreds of texts, and some two thousand songs; his legacy also endures in the institution he founded, Visva-Bharati University.
Tagore wrote Tagore was a prolific composer, with 2,230 songs to his credit. His songs are known as Rabindra saangit ("Tagore Song"). Among Rabindra Sangeet are two great works, which are now national anthems of two different countries: India and Bangladesh. This makes Tagore the only person in the world to have written the national anthems of two nations. They are Bangladesh's Amar Sonaar Baanglaa and India's Jana Gana Mana.
Tagore had written many great plays and evergreen short stories.
Some of his great works are :
Nastanihr (Broken Nest)
Eventually, Tagore left us on 7 August 1941 forever.
“If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.”
Wishing you all a "Happy Rabindra Jayanti ".
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