On Birth Anniversary, PM Pays Tribute To Rabindranath Tagore

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 9th May paid tributes to Rabindranath Tagore on his birth anniversary.

  • About Rabindranath Tagore

  • He was born on 7 May 1861 in Calcutta.

  • He is also known as 'Gurudev', 'Kabiguru' and 'Biswakabi'.

  • Rabindranath Tagore was a Bengali poet, novelist, and painter. 

  • He was a good friend of Mahatma Gandhi and is said to have bestowed upon him the title of Mahatma.

  • He had always emphasised that unity in diversity is the only possible way for the national unity of India.

  • He spoke at the World Parliament of Religions in the years 1929 and 1937.

  • His notable works include Gitanjali, Ghare-Bair, Gora, Mansi, Balak, Sonar Tori.

  • He is also remembered for his song ‘Ekla Chalo Re’.

  • He published his first poems at the age of 16 under the name 'Bhanusimha'.

  • He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913 for his work Gitanjali.

  • He was the first non-European person to receive the Nobel Prize.

  • He died on 7 August 1941 in Calcutta.

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