Thought for the Day
“Faith is the bird that sings
when the dawn is still dark.”
Born: 7 May 1861 Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India
Died: 7 August 1941 (aged 80) Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India
An Indian Bengali polymath. He came from a wealthy family of intellects and creative people. He was a popular poet, novelist, musician, painter and playwright who reshaped Bengali literature and music in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. As the first Asian to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, Tagore was perhaps the most widely regarded Indian literary figure of all time. He was a mesmerizing representative of the Indian culture whose influence and popularity internationally perhaps could only be compared to that of Gandhi, whom Tagore named ‘Mahatma’ out of his deep admiration for him.