The world has come across various multitalented personalities, who have made their country proud with their work front. Rabindranath Tagore whenever this name comes in front of us it reminds us of those great proud moments that he has provided to India with his literature and humanity works. Living life is a common thing, but with values, morals and as well as leaving the shadow of it on human lives is quite marvelous. He started writing poems at a mere age of eight. An altogether different kind of personalities such as scintillating poet, captivating author, a renowned philosopher and a visionary educationist he possesses it all. If anyone wants to define greatness, then he can take an example of Rabindranath Tagore. He earned this greatness for him, with his incredible and expertise works in an as a poet. His poetries depicts human values, lives, country love, vision, and much more.
Let’s See Some Interesting Facts About Rabindranath Tagore:
1. Man Behind Two National Anthem
Rabindranath Tagore is the only person in the world who has the credit of creating two countries national anthem, Indian and Bangladesh. Also, he is an inspiration behind Sri Lankan anthem as it’s believed that it’s derived from his Bengali song Nama Nama Sri Lanka Mata, which he composed in 1938. He wrote this song on a request of a Sri Lankan student.
2. First Non-European To Win Nobel Prize
His astonishing work in the field of poetry is still in awe of people. His commendable nad marvelous collection and work on Gitanjali earned him the Nobel Prize for the literature. With this, he became the first person from outside Europe to bag this priceless award.
3. Establishment Of Vishwa Bharti University
Rabindranath Tagore is the man behind the establishment of the renowned university Vishwa Bharti, in 1921. After getting the money from his Nobel Prize, he utilizes all his money to start an open air institution, in 1913. He was against the conventional British system of education, as he believed that walls represent the mind’s conditioning. According to him, it’s not about what is taught, but what you have learned. in 1951 Indian government granted this university a grade of a national university.
4. Been To England To Pursue Education
He first went to study law at a college of Sussex in England, in 1878. Later, he dropped the plan of studying law and go on to study Shakespeare works. In 1880 he came back to India but without any particular degree.
5. Met Gandhi And Einstein
During the Nobel prize ceremony, he got a chance to interact with the renowned scientist, Albert Einstein. After interaction with him, he praised him. He said, he is very sober and a man who gives a huge respect and values the human relationships. He further added, he is a very intellectual person and has his admiration with a lot of interest and understanding towards his work. Rabindranath Tagore also met Mahatma Gandhi and he is the man behind his title of Mahatma.
6. Discarded The Knighthood Award From British
In 1915 British government announced the Knighthood award for him. Soon after the 1919 Jalianwala Bagh massacre, he gave up this award, registering his oppose towards this cruelty, by the British government.
7. Raised By Domestic Help
Rabindranath Tagore’s mother died at a very young age. His father was a great Hindu Philosopher who is behind the establishment of a religious movement, Brahmo Samaj. His father being a frequent traveler didn’t have the time for him, so he was raised with a domestic help.
8. Against The Swadeshi Movement
He released his essay, The Cult Of The charka, in 1925, in which he criticized Mahatma Gandhi’s swadeshi movement. He believed that British and Indians should co-exist together and the British rule was due to the social issue of our political system.
9. Prominent Short Story Writer
He’s the kind of a guy who can influence with you with all of his works. As it can be evidence from his famous, Galpagucchaccha short story collection series. It’s one of the most famous short story collection series and has a total of 80 stories. Most of his stories depict the rural Bengali folk and their lives.
10. An Exquisite Painter
People who follow his ideologies and work ethics would know this that he was also very good when it comes to painting. Some of his eminent painting works also got a lot of admiration and exhibition throughout Europe.
Rabindranath Tagore has a great influence on this generation of writers. His work has reached beyond boundaries and his work has been translated into various languages such as English, Dutch, French, German, Spanish, etc. We are highly obliged to present an insight about his exceptional work which is always inspirational. Do write to us about your thoughts towards this great poet and his views towards the societal dogmas. Till then, happy reading