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Birthday Trivia - Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore was born on the 7th of May, 1861 (Bengali: 25th of Boisakh), in his ancestral mansion, Jorasanko, in central Calcutta. He is the definition of art. He had expertise in writing plays, music, poems, and painting. He was one of the greatest philosophers in India of his time and is the first Asian to win the Nobel Literature Prize for his collection of poems, Gitanjali, in 1913. Along with being a playwright, he also played the role of Valmiki, in his opera "Valmiki-Pratibha" performed in Jorasanko Thakur Bari, composed by himself. Rabindranath was a patriotic minded poet. He wrote songs and poem about the Indian Freedom Movement and it's hardships under the British Raj. His noteworthy compositions include “Tasher Desh” (which He dedicated to Subhas Chandra Bose), the musical opera “Chitrangada”, etc.

He set out on a world tour during the years of 1878 and 1972. He travelled across around thirty countries spread over 5 continents in his whole life. The last five years of his life were painful, and yet His composed poetry during this period is considered exceptional. Overall, the person is an excellent example of a perfect artist and a polymath. He has innumerable contribution in the fields of literature, art, and philosophy. He and people like him continue to inspire us even today. Forward Media Group pays humble tribute to Rabindranath Tagore on his 161st Birth Anniversary

Write-up by: Manali Chakraborty

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