Born:7 May 1861
Died:7 August 1941
- He was a Bengali polymath from the Indian subcontinent, who was a poet, musician and artist.
- He reshaped Bengali literature and music, as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
- Author of Gitanjali and its “profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse”.
- He became in 1913 the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.
- He is sometimes referred to as “the Bard of Bengal”.
- His poetic songs were viewed as spiritual and mercurial; however, his “elegant prose and magical poetry” remain largely unknown outside Bengal.
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