Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti 2022: Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti is observed every year on the 7th of May. He is an exceptional literary icon. Rabindranath Tagore’s birth anniversary is popularly addressed as Ponchishe Boishakh since it falls on the 25th day of the Bengali month Boishakh.
Rabindranath Tagore was born to Debendranath Tagore and Sarada Devi in 1861 in Jorasanko Thakurbari, Kolkata. According to the Bengali calendar, he was born in 1268. Tagore was the youngest of the 14 children. This year marks the 160th birth anniversary of the Bard of Bengal.
Rabindranath Tagore is lovingly and respectfully called Kabiguru, Gurudev, and Biswakabi. He was heavily exposed to the world of theatre, recitals, literature, and classic music discussion.
Revered across the world for his remarkable contribution to the field of music, literature, and art, Ravindranath Tagore was a legendary figure and cultural icon. A supremely talented person, Tagore donned many hats such as poet, playwright, writer, composer, social reformer, philosopher, linguist, educationist, and painter.
Rabindranath Tagore had his first publication at the age of 16 years under the pseudonym Bhanusimha. He never went to formal schooling as he detested it.
Tagore was the first non-European to win a Nobel Prize in Literature for his collection of selected poetry, Gitanjali in the year 1913. The dance form, Rabindra Nritya is named after Rabindranath Tagore.
Rabindra Tagore composed over 2230 songs and they are called Rabindra Sangeet. He also wrote a Bengali language learning book Sahaj Path.
Rabindranath Tagore’s works such as Chokher Bali, Ghare Baire, Gora, Jogajog, and Manihara are still relevant in modern times.
Rabindranath Tagore was the man who composed the Indian national anthem, Jana Gana Mana. The credit for composing Bangladesh’s national anthem, Sonar Bangla also goes to him.