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RABINDRANATH TAGORE : 160TH JAYANTI

RABINDRANATH TAGORE :  160TH JAYANTI

Context

Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore on 160th Jayanti on 7th May, 2021.

Details

  • He was a short story writer, poet, playwright, essayist and painter.
  • Born :  Calcutta on May 7, 1861.
  • Referred to as ‘Gurudev’, ‘Kabiguru’, and ‘Biswakabi’.
  • First non-European to receive the Nobel Prize.
  • He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for his work on Gitanjali in 1913.
  • He gave national anthems for two countries, India and Bangladesh.
  • His notable works include Gitanjali, Ghare-Baire, Gora, Manasi, Balaka, Sonar Tori.

National Anthem of India

  •  ‘Jana Gana Mana’ is the National Anthem of India.
  • Written by Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore.
  • The first version of the ‘Jana Gana Mana’ was sung in a convention of the Indian National Congress in 1911 at Calcutta.
  • Jana Gana Mana was declared as India’s National Anthem on 24th January 1950.
  • It was originally composed as Bharoto Bhagyo Bidhata.

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