Rabindranath Tagore Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Famous Books, Net Worth

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Rabindranath Tagore (Rabindranath Thakur, Gurudev)

Last Updated: 08 May, 2023 | Views: 1480

Age: 80

Profession: Author

Other Profession(s): Writer, Painter, Composer, Poet, NoveList, Dramatist, Essayist, Philosopher, Social Reformer

Famous For: Indian poet and philosopher & Won Nobel Prize for “Gitanjali”

Rabindranath Tagore Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
07 May, 1861 (80 Years 03 Months)

Birth Country

Birth State/Province
West Bengal

Birth District

Birth Sign



Died on
07 Aug, 1941

Rabindranath Tagore Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography)

Rabindranath Tagore was a poet, playwright, writer, composer, social reformer, philosopher, and painter from Bengal. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, he used Contextual Modernism to reshape Bengali literature and music, and Indian art. He was the first non-European and the first songwriter to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913 for his "profoundly delicate, fresh, and beautiful" Gitanjali poetry. Tagore's poetic music was considered spiritual and mercurial, but his "elegant prose and magical poetry" are largely unknown outside Bengal.


In 1901 – Tagore published a poetry "Naivedya."

In 1911 – His composition of five stanzas of "Bharot Bhagyo Bidhata" was first sung at the Indian National Congress session in Calcutta.

In 1912 – He translated his book "Geetanjali" into English. This book is known as one of his best collections of poetry.

In 1950 – Tagore's composition "Bharot Bhagyo Bidhata" was adopted as the Republic of India's national anthem by the Constituent Assembly.

In 1971 – Tagore's "Amar Shonar Bangla" was adopted as Bangladesh's national anthem.

Achievements and Awards

In 1877 – Tagore is credited with creating the short story style in Bengali literature with Bhikharini, the first short story written in Bengali.

In 1912 – His play Dak Ghar (The Post Office) had a big success in Germany, with 105 appearances apart from India.

In 1913 – He won the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Unknown Facts

In 1915, King George V awarded Tagore a knighthood. However, in 1919, he renounced his knighthood against the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.

His father sent him to a public school in Brighton, England, to become a barrister. After a brief study at University College London to study law, he left school to study Shakespeare's plays Antony, Coriolanus, Cleopatra, and Thomas Browne's Religio Medici.

Rabindranath Tagore Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

In Centimeters 175cm
In Meters 1.75 m
In Feet & Inches 5'9"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 56 kg
In Pounds 123 Ibs

Rabindranath Tagore Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Debendranath Tagore

Mother's Name
Sarada Devi

Mrinalini Devi

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