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Rabindranath Tagore

Poet Rabindranath Tagore

Profession: Poet

Nationality:
India
Indian

Why Famous: Highly influential in introducing the best of Indian culture to the West and vice versa, he is generally regarded as the outstanding creative artist of the modern Indian subcontinent, being highly commemorated in India and Bangladesh, as well as in Sri Lanka, Nepal and Pakistan.

In 1913, Tagore became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Born: May 7, 1861
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: August 7, 1941 (aged 80)

Married Life

  • 1883-12-09 Poet Rabindranath Tagore (22) weds Mrinalini Devi in an arranged marriage

Historical Events

  • 1913-12-10 Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore becomes the first non-European to be presented with the Nobel Prize for Literature for "Gitanjali"
  • 1921-12-23 Visva-Bharati University is inaugurated in Santiniketan, West Bengal, India, founded by Rabindranath Tagore

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