Rabindranath Tagore, also known as Gurudev, was a poet, writer, philosopher and educator. He wrote mostly in Bengali language and later on translated his works into English. His poetry is viewed as spiritual and impulsive.
- He was born in Calcutta on 7th May 1861 in a wealthy family.
- He received his education at his home only, and though he went to England when he was 17 to finish his formal schooling, he did not complete his studies there.
- He used to manage his family estate which brought him closer to ordinary people and raised his interest in social reforms.
- He started a school named Shanti Niketan where he tried his different idols for Education.
- He was involved in the independence movement and was a close friend of Mahatma Gandhi.
- Tagore was awarded the Noble Prize for Literature in 1913 making him the first Non-European to receive this prestigious Honor.
- He passed away on August 7th, 1941 in Calcutta.
India’s national anthem was written by Rabindranath Tagore which signifies his contribution towards art and his country.