Today (Saturday) is the 161st birth anniversary of Nobel laureate and author of India’s national anthem Jana Gana Mana, poet Guru Guru Rabindranath Tagore. Rabindranath’s childhood name was Rabi. He started writing poems and stories at the age of just 8.
Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti 2022: On Saturday, the 161st birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, the author of the national anthem of India ‘Jana-Gana-Mana’. He was born on May 7, 1861, in Jorsanko Haveli, Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal. This haveli was the ancestral residence of the Tagore family. Mahatma Gandhi bestowed the title of ‘Gurudev’ on Rabindranath Tagore. By the way, Rabindranath Tagore is credited with writing the national anthem of not only India but also Bangladesh. He wrote ‘Amar Sonar Bangla’, which is the national anthem of Bangladesh.
Rabindranath Tagore got a literary atmosphere in the family since childhood. This was the reason that he too was interested in this field. Rabindranath Tagore was fond of writing stories and poems since childhood. It is said that he started writing poems at the age of just 8. At the age of 16, his first short story was published.
Because of this fear, the first book was written in Maithili:
The family members of Rabindranath Tagore wanted their son to become a barrister after getting higher education in London. For this, he was sent to England, but there he did not feel his heart. After this, he left his studies midway and returned to India. Since he left his studies midway, he feared that the family would not like the hobby of writing poems. This was the reason why Rabindranath wrote his first book, not in Bengali but Maithili language. The special thing is that in this he used some other name instead of his name. Later, when he narrated the compositions of this book to the family members, he was also happy. Since then he started writing his compositions in the Bengali language.
Rabindranath Tagore was married to:
Rabindranath Tagore was married to Mrinalini Devi in 1883. However, in 1902, at the age of just 25, Mrinalini Devi died due to illness. Rabindranath Tagore received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913 for his work ‘Gitanjali’. Gitanjali was in the Bengali language, but later he translated it into English. Rabindranath Tagore is also known as Kaviguru and Vishwakavi. Rabindranath Tagore founded Shantiniketan in 1901. Her education was imparted in the traditional way following the Guru-Shishya tradition. Let us tell you that he died on August 7, 1941.