Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti

Rabindranath Tagore, (born May 7, 1861, Calcutta, India—died Aug. 7, 1941, Calcutta), Bengali poet, writer, composer, and painter. 

The son of Debendranath Tagore, he published several books of poetry, including Manasi, in his 20s. 

Tagore had early success as a writer in his native Bengal. 

His later religious poetry was introduced to the West in Gitanjali (1912). 

He was awarded the 1913 Nobel Prize for Literature. He was the first non-European to win the prize. 

Through international travel and lecturing, he introduced aspects of Indian culture to the West and vice versa. 

He founded an experimental school in Bengal where he sought to blend Eastern and Western philosophies 

For the world he became the voice of India’s spiritual heritage; and for India, especially for Bengal, he became a great living institution.