On 77th Death Anniversary Of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, Check Out His Top Quotes

| August 7 , 2018 , 14:56 IST

The legendary Rabindranath Tagore, a Bengali poet and musician who became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913, had a magic with words that lives on long after his death on August 7, 1941. Known as the 'the Bard of Bengal', Tagore's novels and stories have been translated into many languages and turned into Hindi and Bengali movies.

Born on May 7, 1861, Tagore began writing poetry from the age of 8 years old and published his first set of poetry at the age of 16 years under the pseudonym Bhānusiṃha (Sun Lion). By 1877, he began writing short stories and dramas which were all published under his own name. In his lifetime, the prolific writer wrote hundreds of texts, verse, short stories, novels, and around 2 hundred songs apart from which he also made paintings and sketches.

Rabindranath Tagore occasionally participated in the Indian nationalist movement in his own way and was a close friend of Mahatma Gandhi. He was knighted by the ruling British Government in 1915 but he resigned the order within a few years in protest against British policies in India.

The national anthems of India (Jana Gana Mana) and Bangladesh (Amar Shonar Bangla) are also credited to Tagore.

Check out some of Rabindranath Tagore's top quotes below: