India's first Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore
India's first Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore

Twitterverse remembers Rabindranath Tagore on death anniversary

ANI | Updated: Aug 07, 2018 21:31 IST

New Delhi, [India] Aug 07 (ANI): Remembering India's first Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore on his 77th death anniversary, Twitterverse paid tribute to the literary genius on Tuesday.
Tagore, who reshaped Bengali literature, holds the distinction of being the first Asian to win the Nobel Prize in the year 1913 for his book of songs, 'Gitanjali' (Song offerings).
An ardent fan of Tagore took to his Twitter handle and wrote about how his contribution changed the scene of the Indian literature.
He tweeted, "Gurudev #RabindranathTagore's contribution towards modern Indian #Literature remains unparalleled. He was all that one could be, a #poet, a #singer, lyricist, playwright, an educationist, a philosopher & many more. A lifetime is not enough to savour his works!"

Another fan quoted few lines from his poem and tweeted, "Where The Mind is Without FEAR And the Head is held HIGH
Thanks, #Gurudev #RabindranathTagore"

"A respectful tribute to a philosopher, inspirational creative writer #RabindranathTagore Ji, on his death anniversary. He was one of India's prolific author and his immortal work like Gitanjali will always inspire us," another admirer of Tagore wrote.

Posting the picture of Tagore's Nobel prize-winning work 'Gitanjali', a female fan tweeted that the book holds a special place in her heart.
She tweeted, "This prized possession holds a special place in heart and the creative mind.Remembering #RabindranathTagore the legendary and my all time favourite author..#books #literature #poetry #WritingLife"

Meanwhile, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu also paid tribute to Tagore by quoting one of his famous lines.
He wrote, "If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, Your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars." #RabindranathTagore Tribute to Composer of Indian National Anthem, Noble laureate and versatile poet Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore on his death anniversary."

Referred as the 'Bard of Bengal', Tagore started writing poetry from a young age of eight. As an exponent of 'Bengal Renaissance', he advanced a vast canon which comprised of paintings, hundreds of texts, sketches and doodles and around two thousand songs.
His work reshaped Bengali literature and music, and also changed the Indian art in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
One of Tagore's most famous novel, 'Ghare-Baire' (The Home and the World), was adapted into a movie of the same name by India's Oscar-winning director Satyajit Ray.
Notably, two of his compositions were chosen as national anthems of two countries, which are India's Jana Gana Mana and Bangladesh's 'Amar Shonar Bangla' (My Golden Bengal). (ANI)