Tributes to Rabindranath Tagore on His Death Anniversary
“Every person is worthy of an infinite wealth of love – the beauty of his soul knows no limit.” – Quoting the great Rabindaranath Tagore from the Glimpses of Bengal.
He was a Bengali poet who was born on 7 May 1861 and died on 7 August 1941.He was the youngest of thirteen children. He started writing poems when he was just eight years old.
In 1877, his short stories and dramas for the first time were published under his real name. His notable works include Gitanjali which means song offerings, Gora which means Fair-Faced and Ghare-Bhaire which means The Home and the World. He composed India’s national anthem –Jana Mana Gana.
He travelled to more than thirty countries on five continents between 1878 and 1932.His works were famous among Indian and foreign audience alike.
Apart from poems he wrote dramas, essays, novels, short stories and thousands of songs. His songs are called as Rabindra Sangeet. His Stories were inspired from the matters related to the commoners.
He won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1913 for his collection of poems-Gitanjali. He founded Visva- Bharati University. It is a public central university located in Santiniketan in West Bengal.