Born: 7 May 1861, Calcutta, India
Died: 7 August 1941, Calcutta, India
Notable award(s): Nobel Prize in Literature(1913)
Residence at the time of the award: India
Prize motivation: “because of his profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse, by which, with consummate skill, he has made his poetic thought, expressed in his own English words, a part of the literature of the West”
Occupation: Poet, short story writer, song composer, novelist, playwright, essayist, painter.
Rabindranath Tagore was an Indian polymath. He became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. He receive noble prize for his work Gtanjali.
He was highly influential in introducing the best of Indian culture to the West and vice versa, and he is generally regarded as the outstanding creative artist of modern South Asia.
“Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;
Where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by
narrow domestic walls;
Where words come out from the depth of truth;
Where tireless striving stretches its arms toward perfection;
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the
dreary desert sand of dead habit;
Where the mind is led forward by Thee into ever-widening
thought and action;
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country