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Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti: Pearls of wisdom by the ‘Bard’ on his birth anniversary

Rabindranath Tagore, the first Asian to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913, is credited with reshaping Bengali literature, music and art in the 19th and 20th centuries. The eminent Bengali poet, philosopher, novelist, playwright, and lyricist is the only one to be associated with the national anthems of three countries — India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Born on May 7, 1861, in the Jorasanko mansion in Kolkata, his work requires little introduction. On his birth anniversary, here are some pearls of wisdom from the legend himself.

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Gitanjali is Rabindranath Tagore's most notable work. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

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Rabindranath Tagore has been one of the few influential figures who provided a definite shape and direction to Bengali literature. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

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A cultural icon, Rabindranath Tagore's work bears testimony to his immeasurable talent and his great foresight. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

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It would not be too far-fetched to claim that the bard has written about every emotion that exists. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

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Be it the pangs of sorrow experienced by lovers on being separated, or the sheer unadulterated joy they feel on re-uniting, Rabindranath Tagore has written about all. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

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Through his work, Rabindranath Tagore has managed to put into words those feelings one generally thinks are inexplicable. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

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The beauty of Rabindranath Tagore's works lie in their undying relevance and their ability to speak to individuals of different age groups. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

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Tagore has composed more than 2,000 songs. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

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The polymath, Tagore managed to capture the idea of India even in our National Anthem. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

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He was also a cultural reformer who modified Bengali art by rebuffing the strictures that confined it within the sphere of classical Indian forms. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)