Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore (1861 – 1941) was born in Calcutta. A Bengali polymath, he was a cultural giant who wrote poetry, prose, dramas and music and painted some 2,500 paintings. He wrote his first poems at the age of eight and in 1913 was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, becoming the first Asian person to win the honour.

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