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Today is the death anniversary of the founder of Indian culture, Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore. He has the status of a man of the time in history as a poet, storyteller, lyricist, musician, playwright, essayist and painter. He is credited with introducing Indian culture to the Western world. Tagore was the first to act as a bridge between the Eastern and Western worlds.

Rabindranath Tagore, one of the most influential personalities in India, was born on May 7, 1861 in Kolkata. When he was a child, he was affectionately called ‘Rabi’. He liked to write poems and stories since he was a child. He wrote the first poem of his at the age of 8 years. At the age of 16 he began to write short stories and plays.

Rabindranath Tagore completed his education at St. Xavier’s School. After that, he wanted to become a lawyer. For which he entered Bridgeton Public School in England in 1878, where he studied law at London College University, but returned home in 1880 without obtaining a degree.

Rabindranath Tagore wrote a thousand poems, eight novels, eight collections of short stories, and many articles on various topics from his life. Apart from this, he composed more than 2000 songs in his lifetime. Two songs written by him are today the national anthems of India and Bangladesh: ‘Jana-Gana-Mana’ and ‘Amar Shonar Bangla’. Apart from this, he also wrote the national anthem of Sri Lanka.

Rabindranath Tagore’s main works are ‘Gitanjali’, ‘Gora and Ghare Baire’. There is a unique beat and rhythm in his poetic compositions. In the year 1877, the composition of him ‘Bhikharin’ was much discussed. Tagore’s song ‘Ekla Chalo Re’ became Gandhiji’s life ideal.

Tagore established an experimental school in 1901 at Shantiniketan in rural West Bengal. He gave a new dimension to the Guru-Shishya tradition. Where he tried to combine the best of Indian and Western traditions. He stayed at the school permanently and in 1921 it became Visva Bharati University.

Rabindranath Tagore was the first person in Asia to receive the Nobel Prize. At the same time, Rabindranath Tagore was the second person, after Swami Vivekananda, to twice address the World Parliament of Religions.

Rabindranath Tagore expired on August 7, 1941. He died in Kolkata Hua due to prostate cancer.

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