India's Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore passed away in Kolkata, West Bengal On 7th August 1941
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Rabindranath Tagore, also known as Gurudev was born in a Bengali Brahmin family to Debendranath Tagore and his wife Sarada Devi on 7th May 1861 in Kolkata.
He took over the leadership othe iBrahmo Samai and he also revived the movement. Previously only Brahmins were allowed but Tagore eased that norm and people from other castes were allowed as well.
As a child Tagore was notfond of classroom education and was hence educated at home. At the age of seventeen, Tagore's father, who wanted him to be a barrister sent him to England for further education
In 1901 Tagore moved to Santiniketan to found an ashram which would serve as a school, complete with gardens and a library
Tagore is particularly known for his short stories, which are considered gems of Bengali literature. Most of Tagore's short stories dealt with the trials of and the challenges faced by common people. COLB POEMS AND PLAYS o F RABINDRANATH SHORT STORIES roun RABINDRANATH TAGORE TAGORE Pratima Bowe
Tagore also shared a special relationship with Mahatma Gandhi, as they were both prominent thinkers of the 20th century
4129. ce.29, GITANJALI (SONG OFFERINGS) RABINDRA NATH TAGORE A COLLECTION OF PROSE TRANSLATIONS MADE BY THE AUTHOR FROM THE ORIGINAL KENGALI Tagore won the Nobel Prizefor Literature in 1913 for his collection of poems titled Gitanjali and was the first non European to win this honour. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY W. B YEATS LONDON PRINTED AT THE CHISWICK PRESS FOR THE INDIA SOCIETY 1912
Tagore's focus always remained on reasoning and discarding backward thinking