The Nobel Prize winner, Rabindranath Tagore was also fondly known as The Bard of Bengal as well as ‘Gurudev’ and ‘Biswakabi’.
Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore was born on May 7 in Bengali Brahmin family in Calcutta. Tagore started writing from the very young age of eight and at the age 16 he has released his first substantial poem.
He died on 7 August, 1941 at the age of 80. Gurudev's death anniversary is known as 'Baishe Shrabon' in Bengal which is Shravan 22, in the Bengali calendar.
India's national anthem, "Jana Gana Mana", Gitanjali was composed by Rabindranath Tagore for which he won the Noble Prize, and some of his other known works included Gora Shesher Kobita, Tasher Desh, Dena Paona, and Ghare-Baire.
On the occasion of his 80th death anniversary, from Romanticism to Patriotism, he enlightened us with all the possible aspects of literary expressions and here are some of his life changing words :
1. "Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them." - It explains that we must come out of our comfortness and face the challenges in life. The experience of conquering is greater than feeling safe in life
2. "The butterfly counts not months but moments and has time enough." - These words reflect the importance of time and says that we should live every second of our life. And, valuing the time will be our biggest sign of management.
3. "What is Art? It is the response of man's creative soul to the call of the Real." - Tagore believed in exploring the reality with his art and considers art as a pure soul of creativity.
4. "I slept and dreamt that life was a joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy." - Tagore clear the misconception that people have about life through his words and says that life is all about serving the good deeds.
5. "Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come." - Tagore says that we must remember that death is not our end, it is just giving rise to an another morning.