Rabindranath Tagore was born in Kolkata (May \(7\), \(1861\)). He was a Bengali poet, author, composer, philosopher and also a painter. He was the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, in the year \(1913\). Tagore started writing poetry at a tender age of eight, and when he was sixteen, he published his first poetry collection.
His interests included both personal and political topics. He has written novels, essays, short stories, travelogues, dramas, and thousands of songs. His most famous works include Gitanjali, Gora and Ghare-Bhaire, Mansi. His compositions have been declared as the National Anthem of India (Jana Gana Mana song) and Bangladesh (Amar Shonar Bangla song). His famous English poetry includes The Fugitive, Fruit-Gathering and The Gardener. He has written numerous volumes of novels, short stories, musical dramas, dance dramas, essays, autobiography. He also had a huge collection of paintings, which he made for his poetry.
*Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941)
Tagore did not have the best of health in his last few years. The last five years that he lived, he sustained chronic pain and lost consciousness in the year 1937. He remained in coma stage for some days, which again repeated in 1940, after which he passed on in 1941. Even if he is not around today, his works continue to inspire millions of people around the globe.
*Rabindranath Tagore: By Designsoul