Netizens, celebrities remember National Anthem composer Rabindranath Tagore on his death anniversary

Rabindranath Tagore was a world-renowned poet, composer, playwright, painter and social reformer. Rabindranath Tagore was born on 7 May 1861 at Jorasanko Thakurabi in Calcutta. He was born to 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 enormous. He was the first non-European to receive the Nobel Prize in the year 1913 for his poetry collection named 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 the national anthem 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 bladder. The national anthem of India “Jana Gana Mana” adopted on 24 January 1950, is the first stanza of Tagore’s Bengali poem, “Bharoto Bhagyo Bidhata” (1911). The national anthem of Bangladesh, “Amar Sonar Bangla” was also written by him.

Today, on the anniversary of his death, netizens and celebrities are expressing their condolences via Twitter. Here are the tweets.

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