Rabindranath TagoreProdigy English
The world came to know of Rabindranath Tagore in 1913 when Gitanjali, a collection of devotional lyrics won him the Nobel Prize for Literature. This magnificent poet laureate’s journey began in 1861. By the end of his life, he was a poet unparalleled, a dramatist of many genres and a political and social essayist. During his lifetime, he composed around 2,000 songs and painted hundreds of paintings. His music has been recognised as Rabindra Sangeet, which is today a unique genre of Bengali music.Tagore has the unique distinction of having composed the National Anthem for two countries – India and Bangladesh.