Sunday, May 6, 2012

Rabindranath Tagore : A Versatile Genius

Rabindranath Tagore was a Poet, Writer, Novelist and Musician. Sri Tagore was born on May 07, 1861 in the city of BengalKolkata. After completing his education at home, he went to England for higher education. But he could not complete his study there.
When he was 8 years old, he wrote a poem. He published his collection of poems at the age of 16 years. He wrote in his mother tongue Bangla but after translating his poem, he became popular in western side also. He wrote a thousand poems approximately. He wrote 8 books on short stories, play, 8 novels, essay on religion, education & social issues and other so many books. He wrote two thousand songs and composed many songs. From which one song became India’s National Anthem (Jana Gana Mana) and other became Bangladesh’s National Anthem (Amar Shonar). Jana Gana Mana has completed its 100years on December 27, 2011.  
Sri Tagore was famous in Bengal in earlier days. Nobody knows him outside the Bengal. In the year 1912, he published his collection of poems Gitanjali in English language. Firstly that made him popular in England and then he became a famous personality in the world. His writing presented the emotional picture of Indian Culture in west for the first time.
After 1 year, he got the biggest achievement and that was Nobel Prize in Literature. He was the first non – European who got that prize. Rabindranath Tagore was very close to Mahatma Gandhi but he was far away from the politics. He always spent the money, which he got from his writings & lectures, on the schools. A Famous writer Count Kesselring opened a School of Wisdom in 1920. Tagore was invited in its opening ceremony.  He participated in so many programs and festivals.
In the year 1915, Tagore was honored as Knighthood by the British Government which he returned to the British Government because of Jallianwala Bagh massacre and their policies against India. He was attached with Punjab also. He was very impressed by the writing of Gurus. He also wrote poems on Banda Singh Bahadur & Shaheed Bhai Taru Singh.
So His Literature and his music are the great treasures for us which we have to keep it safe.
Let us paying a tribute to him at by saluting him at his Birthday on 7 May..!

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