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Rabindranath Tagore Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Rabindranath Tagore
Place Of Birth
Calcutta, India
Age
162 years old
Birth Date
May 7 1861

Rabindranath Tagore Facts

Child Star?
no
Occupation
Poet, Writer, Playwright, Composer, Philosopher, Social Reformer, Painter
Education & Qualifications
Net Worth
$3,000,000
Current Partner
Mrinalini Devi
Children
Rathindranath Tagore, Shamindranath Tagore, Meera Devi, Renuka Devi, Madhurilata Devi
Parents
Debendranath Tagore, Sarada Devi

About Rabindranath Tagore 

Born in Calcutta, India, Rabindranath Tagore was an Indian author, poet, composer, playwright, and painter.

Rabindranath Tagore is popularly known as Gurudev, Biswakobi, and Kobiguru. He started writing poetry at the age of eight.

Famously known for modernizing Bengali literature, classical music, and Indian art of the 19th and 20th centuries, Rabindranath Tagore was the first non-European person to win a Nobel Prize for his contributions to literature. He is known to have rejected the title of a knight to protest against the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre in 1915. He is also responsible for the national anthems' Jana Gana Mana' of India and 'Aamar Shonar Bangla' of Bangladesh.

Rabindranath Tagore's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Rabindranath Tagore's net worth?

The net worth of Rabindranath Tagore is estimated between $1-5 million.

How much did Rabindranath Tagore earn per year?

Rabindranath Tagore's annual income is unknown in the public database.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Rabindranath Tagore?

Rabindranath Tagore's height was unknown in the public database.

How old was Rabindranath Tagore?

Born on May 7, 1861, Rabindranath Tagore was 80 years old when he died on August 7, 1941.

Childhood And Education

Rabindranath Tagore was born in the Jorasanko mansion in Calcutta to parents Debendranath Tagore and Sarada Devi. He had 13 siblings.

Rabindranath Tagore loathed formal education. He was enrolled at Presidency College and the University of London, where he studied law for a short while. He did not complete his degrees from Presidency College or the University of London.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Rabindranath Tagore's partner?

Rabindranath Tagore was married to Mrinalini Devi from 1883-1902. The couple had five children: Rathindranath Tagore, Shamindranath Tagore, Meera Devi, Renuka Devi, and Madhurilata Devi.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Rabindranath Tagore published his first series of poems when he was 16 years old under the title 'Bhānusiṃha'. He switched from poetry to dramas and prose forms in 1881 when he published 'Valmiki Pratibha'. His other notable prose forms include 'Kal-Mrigya', 'Chitrangada', 'Chandalika', and 'Dak Ghar'.

Other notable works of the poet in poetry include 'Manasi', 'Sonar Tari', 'Gitanjali', 'Gitimalya', and 'Balaka'. His works in the non-fiction and fiction genre include 'Nastanirh', 'Gora', 'Ghare Baire', 'Yogavog', 'Jivansmriti', and 'Chhelebela'. More than 25 of his notable works have been adapted into movies and short stories.

An avid learner of the Sanskrit language, poet Rabindranath Tagore changed the face of Bengali literature by replacing Sanskrit molds with a new verse, colloquial speech, and prose forms. The poet extended classical songwriting from colloquial speech. His song 'Aamar Shonar Bangla' became the national anthem of Bangladesh, and 'Jana Gana Mana' became the national anthem of India.

What awards did Rabindranath Tagore win?

Rabindranath Tagore won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1931, becoming the first Indian author to do so for his work 'Gitanjali'.

Rabindranath Tagore's Hobbies And Interests

Rabindranath Tagore loved painting and was an avid nature lover.

Other Interesting Rabindranath Tagore Facts And Trivia

  • Rabindranath Tagore's work 'Ghare Baire' was adapted into a film by director Satyajit Ray.
  • The poet wrote 'Chitta Jetha Bhaysunyo' and 'Ekla Cholo Re' during the pre-Independence period of India and was favored by Mahatma Gandhi.
  • Rabindranath Tagore's birthday is celebrated as 'Rabindra Jayanti' on the 25th day of the Bengali calendar, which often falls on May 9.
  • Rabindranath Tagore won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913 but donated the money to Shanti Niketan to develop schools.
  • His zodiac sign is Taurus.

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