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- Rabindranath Tagore was a famous Indian poet (1861-1941).
- He was the first non-European to receive the Nobel Prize.
- He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913 for his collection of poems, ‘Gitanjali‘.
- His poetry, novels, plays, short stories and essays are world famous and are widely read across the world.
- He has contributed immensely to Bengali literature and India’s literary heritage.
- Rabindranath Tagore had renounced his knighthood protesting against the Jallianwalla Bagh Massacre.
- Rabindranath Tagore was the youngest son of Debendranath Tagore who was associated with the Brahmo Samaj.