Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti: Today is the birth anniversary of the great poet and Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. Rabindranath Tagore’s 160th birthday is being celebrated today across the country on May 7. Rabindranath Tagore was born on 7 May 1861 in Jorsanko Haveli, Kolkata. His father’s name was Debendranath Tagore and his mother’s name was Sarada Devi. Mahatma Gandhi gave Rabindranath Tagore the title of ‘Gurudev’. Rabindranath Tagore used to write poems and stories since childhood. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913 for Rabindranath Tagore’s poetry Gitanjali. Tagore was the first non-European person to receive a Nobel Prize. Rabindranath Tagore has written ‘Jana Gana Mana’, the national anthem of India. He has also written the national anthem of Bangladesh ‘Amar Sonar Bangla’. He is the only poet to do so. Rabindranath Tagore is known worldwide as a great poet and writer. So, on his birth anniversary, we tell you five such things about him, which you would hardly know?
1. When Rabindranath Tagore’s Nobel Prize was stolen
Everyone knows that Rabindranath Tagore was a Nobel Prize winner. He was the first Indian, the non-European to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. The award was placed under the protection of Visva-Bharati University. In 2004 it was stolen from there. The Swedish Academy had then given two replicas of the Nobel Prize to Visva-Bharati University. One of which is made of gold and the other of bronze.
2. When Rabindranath Tagore met Albert Einstein
Rabindranath Tagore is a renowned thinker who is taught in many educational institutions around the world. This was true in his time and still is today. Once Rabindranath Tagore met the great scientist Albert Einstein. Both Rabindranath Tagore and Albert Einstein talked about God, humanity, science, truth, and beauty during their meeting. The conversation of these two great scholars has also been written in many books. Which is also taught.
3. When Rabindranath Tagore met Mussolini
Rabindranath Tagore went to Italy in 1926. Where he met Italy’s Prime Minister Benito Mussolini in Rome. The meeting with Rabindranath Tagore and Mussolini, who were articulate in political views, had become a matter of concern for many countries. However, nothing negative happened in this meeting.
4. Rabindranath Tagore’s sister was a famous novelist
Rabindranath Tagore’s sister Swarnakumari Devi was a famous poet and novelist. Apart from this, she was also involved in music and social work. She was one of the first women in Bengal to receive these titles.
5. Rabindranath Tagore’s father wanted him to become a barrister
Rabindranath Tagore’s father wanted him to become a barrister. Hence Rabindranath Tagore’s father sent him to study in England. Where he was admitted to a public school. Rabindranath Tagore also went to University College London to study law. But he had left the university.
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