Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti 2020: From Unknown Facts To Famous Quotes, Everything About 'The Bard of Bengal' To Prove His Prominence

Bhavna Acharya |May 07, 2020

In Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti 2020, let’s pay tribute to the acclaimed poet by taking a look back at his most famous and inspiring quotes as well as some lesser known facts about the greatest poet of all time.

Being one of the world's most famous poets, Rabindranath Tagore is the pride of India. The Bard of Bengal not only redefined the music and literature of Bengali but also became the cultural icon who introduced Indian culture to the world. He was born in 1861 per Gregorian calendar and 1268 as per the Bengali calendar. It is a traditional custom to celebrate his birthday on the 25th day of Bengali month Boishakh. In Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti 2020, let’s pay tribute to the acclaimed poet by taking a look back at his most famous and inspiring quotes.

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The first non-European to win the Nobel

Rabindranath Tagore won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. Before him, there were no non-European people who were able to win the notable prize.

He used the money to open a school

What Rabindranath Tagore is the greatest influential figure of all time is about his dedication for education. In fact, he spent the money he got from the Nobel Prize to open a school in Shantiniketan. He created his own education philosophy called Shantiniketan Education with classrooms taking place outdoors. The school produced many prominent individuals like Satyajit Ray, Indira Gandhi, Amartya Sen and many others.

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The man behind 3 nation's anthems

He was not only the man behind India's national anthem but also “Jana Gana Mana” composed Bangladesh's anthem “Amar Sonar Bangla”. In addition to that, the Sri Lankan national anthem “Sri Lanka Matha” also took inspiration from his poems.

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He was color blind

Apart from being an outstanding poet, Tagore also took the world by storm with his offbeat and impressive paintings which broadcast unique color schemes. Although it’s hard to believe, Targo was indeed color blind.

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He was invited by Albert Einstein

He paid the famous theoretical physicist a visit to his home and talked about many different topics from science to religion. Their conversation was recorded in the “Note on the Nature of Reality”.

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His father was also a great influencer

Rabindranath Tagore's father Debendranath Tagore also played a prominent role in Bengali Rennaisance. He was the one who contributed to the Bengali literature, art, theatre and music. in fact, Tagore inherited the exceptional mindset from his father. Quote Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti 2020

Check out the epic conversation between two of the most influential personality of the 20th century Albert Einstein and Rabindranath Tagore:

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