Rabindranath Tagore Birth Anniversary: Know some interesting facts about him

DN Bureau

Rabindranath Tagore was the amazing personality of India. On the occasion of his 159th birth anniversary, here are some interesting facts about him:

Rabindranath Tagore

He was born on 7 May 1861 in Kolkata. His father and mother's name were Debendranath Tagore and Sarada Devi. His nickname was ‘Rabi’.

Composed National Anthems for three nations

Rabindranath has penned India’s ‘Jan Gan Man’, Bangladesh’s ‘Amar Sona Bangla’ and Sri Lanka’s national anthem. It is said that Tagore’s Bangla poem was translated in Sinhalese and adopted as the national anthem in 1951.

Friendship with Albert Einstein

Tagore and Einstein shared a common interest of music and curiosity for general things. They had a very strong bond.

Nobel Prize winner

The first non-European person to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Travel Freak

He was an avid traveller and travelled to more than 30 countries.

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