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Rabindranath Tagore the great indian poet

Updated on April 25, 2016

Introduction to his life

Rabindranath Tagore was a first Indian who was given the most honourable award in the world that is Noble award.He was born on 7th May 1861 in the state of Bengal in India in the city named Kolkata.He was a multi talented person. He was a popular Poet, novelist, play writer, painter and a great observer.He was also having the immense love for birds as well.

In his childhood all his family members used to call him "Ravi".He was such talented personality that just at the age of eight he wrote his first poetry and at age of sixteen he wrote the plays and even directed them.

His contribution in the field of literature

The world famous poetry 'GITANJALI' is written by Rabindranath Tagore.This poetry teaches us the way how to make your life more beautiful and loving.In this book the various definitions of love are been elaborated with perfect combination of words and the huge emotions. Each person should atleast read this book once in a life to know the real meaning of love.'Gitanjali' is a book which is still shining like star in the world of literature today.

The great book 'GITANJALI'
The great book 'GITANJALI' | Source

Know some quotes by Tagore

1."Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high......"

My mind should be free from fear and my head should be high, this life is really I wanted to live forever.

2.According to him in order to achieve the God there is no need to pray for hours,donate wealth,do different kind of rituals he says God is really very much close to you just find him in your heart and once you realized his company keep him forever with you and never let him go.

3.According to one of his songs"death is a friend of human beings" he explains it in a real lovely manner he says that just like when a small baby's mother take him away from one of her breast while feeding milk, he tries to achieve the another breast to meet his hunger in a similar way death takes a human being from one life to another full life to live and take a breath.He even finds the death as his friend such a great author.

Also their are many more quotes by this great man which makes us understand the real meaning of our life.

Journey till Nobel Prize...

In 1913 Tagore went to Europe and just after returning form their their came a very shocking as well as great news for India. Noble foundation had decided to give the Nobel prize for literature to "Gitanjali" written by Rabindranath Tagore. As India was not independent at that time it was a great achievement for an Indian to go up till there.

Rabindranath Tagore was also a freedom fighter and fought for India's independence he contributed by writing terrific patriotic songs.

India's national anthem 'Jan gan mana' is also written by him.

This news was a proud moment for Indians
This news was a proud moment for Indians | Source

His social contribution..

He was a true artist as well a nature lover.

He opened 'Shantiniketan' school were he used to teach children arts,made them knowledgeable and the same students made India proud after the independence.

He also trained the students in the field of agriculture, industrial sector,business, etc which led to keep the foundation for the students as the country became free and was totally lacking the literacy.His students supported Indian people to make the country strong.

Mahatma Gandhi gave him the post of 'Gurudev' which means the greatest teacher.

He passed away at the age of 80 on 7th August 1941 leaving his legacy behind.And still the world knows him just because his deeds was greatest.

His life is truly an inspiring message for all of us today.

Books and Songs written by him

His major composition includes

Gitanjali, Gora, Ghare-Bahare, Jan gan man, Ravindra Sangit,Aamar sonar bangla and many more.


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