Rabindranath Tagore was a popular Bengali writer who reshaped Bengali Music & architecture. He is better known for his work ‘Gitanjali’, sensitive and beautiful verse. He was the first European to hold the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. Most of his poetic songs are fresh, sensitive, spiritual and Mercurial. He is also called ‘the Bard of Bengal’. When he was 8, he learned to write poems. He published his first poem at his 16th age. He filmed short stories with his own poems and published in 1877. Interestingly, it was quite popular during that period. He was against the British government and involved in the freedom struggle. As an anti-nationalist, he demands independence from British. He had written several poems that induced patriotic feelings in the people. He is an energetic poet who wrote nearly two thousand poems that compromised sketches, doodles, paintings, thousands of texts and beautiful verse.
All of his poems and songs gone viral and grabbed the heart of many. Some of his stories, songs, short stories, movies and novels spoke political things. Gitanjali, Ghare-Baire, and Gora are just a few of his popular works. Interestingly, his composition was chosen by India & Srilanka as National anthems. Srilanka’s Amar Shonar Bangla and India’s Jana Gana Mana is played every day. Rabindranath Tagore was born on 7th May 1861 in Calcutta. He was born to Sarada Devi & Jorasanko Manison. During his childhood, his mother passed away leaving his family heartbroken. Then, he was raised by servants. However, Tagore family was popular in his hometown. His family invited some professional musicians to home. Those musicians stayed in his home & taught music to Tagore’s children.
Tagore had a good family background as all his brothers & sisters were talented. Dwijendranath, Tagore’s brother was a poet and philosopher. His second brother Satyendra Nath was invited to all European Indian Civil Service. His third brother Jyotirindranath was a playwright, composer, and a popular Musician. His sister Swarnakumari was a novelist.
Manasi, Sonar Tari, Balaka, Gitimalaya are some of the popular song composed by him. He was a great scriptwriter who wrote many scripts for several dramas. His first drama Valmiki Pratibha was released in the year 1881. Since then, he had written many dramas include visarjan, Dak Ghar, Achalayatan, Mukhtadara, Raktakavari are some of his popular dramas. Besides dramas & songs, he wrote friction novels namely Gora, Nastinar, Yogayag and Ghare bare. Jeevansmiri, popular memoirs were written by him. Apart from that, he wrote few short stories for movies namely Sacrifice, Milan, Dak Ghar, Kabuliwala, Uphaar, Lekin, Char Adhyay, Kashmakash and Bhikhiran. We have five Tagore museums in Bangladesh & India namely: Rabindra Bharati Museum at Kolkatta, Tagore Memorial Museum at Bangladesh, Rabindranath Memorial Museum at Bangladesh, Rabindra Bhavan in India and Rabindra Museum in India. Be it a poem, songs, drama, script or memoirs, no one has yet born to replace this great noble prize winner. He was really a down to earth person to India.