SILIGURI: Today is the 156th birth anniversary of Kaviguru Ravindranath Tagore. Rabindranath Tagore is also known as Gurudev. He is the only Nobel laureate in the world to be conferred the award for poem, literature, philosophy and Indian literature.
He received the Nobel Prize for his English translation of Gitanjali in 1913. Through his writings in Bangla literature, he breathed a new life in the consciousness of Indian culture. He is the only poet whose two compositions have been selected as the national anthem of two countries.
These include the national anthem of India and the national anthem of Bangladesh Amar Sonar Bangla. He wrote his first poem at the age of eight, and in 1877 his short story was published when he was just sixteen years of age. The eternal contact between man and God emerges in different forms within his compositions.
There is hardly any branch of literature in which his compositions are not found. He has presented his compositions in poetry, anthem, narrative, novel drama, crafts and crafts. Among his published works – Gitanjali, Gitali, Purvani Prahwali, Geetamalya Katha Story, Shishu Bholanath, Mahua, Vanvani, Parishesh, Punasch etc. are popular with readers. He has also translated some books into English. After English translations of various works, his talent spread in the entire world. Today his birth anniversary is being celebrated all over the country.