New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid homage to Rabindranath Tagore on his 155th birth anniversary.
“I bow to Gurudev Tagore on his birth anniversary. He was a versatile personality whose profound thoughts and writings continue to inspire”, the Prime Minister said. Tagore, who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913 was born on May 7, 1861. He died on August 7, 1941.
He was a Bengali polymath. He was a poet, visual artist, playwright, novelist, educationist, social reformer, nationalist, business-manager and composer whose works reshaped Bengali literature and music in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Tagore was the first non-European English writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature for ‘Gitanjali’ (an offering of songs) in 1913.