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Rabindranath Tagore was a great writer, poet, playwright, essayist, painter a naturalist He was also an early advocate of independence for India. He ' the Nobel Prize for literature on 13th November, 1913 for his book Gitanjali a collection of poems), which he wrote in 1910. Rabindranath was born on the May, 1861 at Jorasanko, Calcutta (now Kolkata) in a wealthy and renowned Brahmin family. He was the youngest son of Maharshi Debendranath Tagore and Sarda Devi and grandson of Dwarakanath Tagore. His father was a religions reformer, scholar and leader of the Brahmo Samaj.

Rabindranath was mostly educated at home by the private tutors. At a very early age he started composing verses. When he was 12 years old, his first poem was published in a magazine. Later his poems were regularly published in 'Bharati' a Bengali literary magazine. At age of 17 he was sent to England for formal schooling, but he could not finish his studies there. His limitless curiosity to kn more about the world could not be satiated b the formal education given by L. school Tagore had early success as a writer in his native Bengal. With his translations of some of his poems he became rapidly known in the West For cl world he became the voice of India's spiritual heritage; and for India, especially for Bengal, he became a great living institution.

Tagore's well-known poetic works are Sonar Tari, Puravi, Sandhya Sangeet, Balaka, Kanika etc. Some famous novels of Tagore include Gora, Ghare-Baire, Noukadubi Chokher Bali, Bou Thakuranir Hat, Chaturanga, Char Adhayay, Shesher Kobita, Rajarshi etc. Apart from poetry and novels, he wrote travel accounts, auto biography Qiban Smriti), musical plays, symbolic dramas, essays, short stories and more than 2000 songs. His most memorable plays are Visarjan, Oak Ghar, Ralkta Karabi etc and musical plays include Shyama, Chitrangada, Mayar Khela, Valmiki Pratibha, Shapmochan, Tasher Desh etc. Tagore's most popular stories include Kabuliwala, Chun, Khud1to Pashan, Subha, Nastanirh, Malancha etc. Hitssong, known as Rabindra Sangt!et are considered to be an integral part of Bengali and Indian music and culture. Tagore married Mrinalini Devi Raichaudhuri in 1883. They had two sons (Rathindranath and Shamindranath) and three daughters (Bela, Renuka and Meera). In addition To his many sided literary activities he managed the family estates in Shilaidah, Bangladesh.

In 1890, Rabindranath had entered a new phase of writing, which included his strong stands on controversial, political and social issues. His writings inspired common men, scholars, freL'Ciorn fighters both in India and abroad. In 1901, Rabindranath established a different type of school at Shantiniketan, where he tried his Upanishadic ideals of education. Tagore composed the National Anthem 'Jana Gana Mana'. It was first sung at the Calcutta Congress Session in 1911. During anti-partition Swadeshi Movement his patriotic songs inspired the youth. Tagore's 'Amar Sonar Bangla’ became the National Amh1.m of Bangladesh. Moreover, the lyrics of Sri Lanka's National Anthem were also written by Tagore.

Tagore's works have been translated into many languages. His book Gitanjali (collection of poems) was publishL"Ci in English which was translated by himself, earned him the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. In 1915, he was awarded Knighthood by the British Crown which he renounced in 1919 as a mark of protest against Jallianwala Bagh massacre. In the late 1920s, Tagore took up painting. His paintings are so vivid and exceptional that they won for him a place among India's famous contemporary artists He introduced a completely new form of art In 1921, his school became the Visva Bharati University. Tagore's education marked a novel blending of the ideas of the East and West Rabindranath was a great patriot He protested against the Sedition Bills of 1898. In 1899, he worked with sister Nivedita for the plague victims in Calcutta.

Rbindranath passed away on 7th August, 1941, leaving behind a legacy of world class literature. He is one of the most influential Indian writers. His great literary contribution 15 universally recognised. Even though he is not in our midst, his presence can be felt through h1s vast works. He is always remembered as the source of inspiration of noble thoughts and great ideas for humanity.

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