Rabindranath Tagore is well known all over the world as one of the greatest Indian poets and writers of all ages. Not only was he a great poet but he was also a patriot, philosopher, humanist, and a painter.
He went to England for his higher education but was not satisfied by the traditional system of education there. He returned to India and opened his own school named Santiniketan. This school later became a college and then a university (Visva-Bharati).
He began writing poems from a very young age. From the age of sixteen, he began to write short stories. His first short story was Bhikarini.
He was not short of songs as well. His famous song Amar Shonar Bangla is the national anthem of Bangladesh. Above all, he wrote the national anthem of India: Jana Gana Mana.
👉 He received the Nobel Prize in 1913 for Gitanjali, his best collection of poems.
👉 He was also awarded with Knighthood by the British Crown, however, he returned it as a mark of protest against Jallianwala Bagh massacre.
👉 He gave the title of ‘Mahatma’ to Gandhiji.
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