Netizens and celebrities remember death anniversary of national anthem composer Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore was a world-renowned poet, composer, playwright, painter and social reformer. Rabindranath Tagore was born on May 7, 1861 in Jorasanko Thakurabi in Calcutta. He was born to his mother Sarada Devi and father Debendranath Tagore. He was the youngest in his family. He was called Gurudev and Bard of Bengal. His contribution to the field of art and literature is immense. He was the first non-European to receive the Nobel Prize in 1913 for his collection of poems called Gitanjali. He was knighted by King George V in 1915 but renounced it after the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in 1919. He was the only one to write national anthems for more than one country.

Rabindranath Tagore died on August 7, 1941 at the age of 80. He was diagnosed with severe uremia and a blocked urinary bladder. The national anthem of India, Jana Gana Mana, adopted on January 24, 1950, forms the first stanza of Tagore’s Bengali-language poem Bharoto Bhagyo Bidhata (1911). He also wrote Bangladesh’s national anthem “Amar Sonar Bangla”.

Today, on the anniversary of his death, internet users and celebrities offer their condolences via Twitter. Here are the tweets.

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