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Rabindranath Tagore Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Wiki & More

Updated On : May 7, 2020

Short Biography

Rabindranath Tagore was born on 07-05-1861 in Kolkata in the state of West Bengal, India. He was an Indian Author, Polymath, Writer, Painter, Composer, Musician, Philosopher, Novelist, Essayist, Playwright, Songwriter & Scientist.

Rabindranath Tagore Complete Bio & Career

Rabindranath Tagore was a famous Indian polymath, artist, musician, Ayurveda-researcher, and a poet. He was arguably one of the most respected and famous poets of India. He inspired and lit up the spirit in all countrymen at a time when India was going through a vociferous period when the Britishers ruled India. He was called ‘Gurudev’ or the poet of poets because of his work which has inspired not just Indians but the world. He was gifted with pure brilliance and most of his narratives had incommensurable poetic flair. Tagore chiseled an ineffaceable impression on the minds of his various readers across the globe. He was indeed a child prodigy. From a very young age, he showed a penchant for literature, music, and art for music. In his inspiring career and lifetime, he produced some extraordinary body of work that had changed the face of Indian literature in the world. He was definitely not just a mere writer or poet; he was perhaps the herald of a new era of literature and hence was and is still considered a cultural ambassador of India. 
He is still alive in the hearts of the millions of people in Bengal who are forever obliged to him for reinforcing their heritage. He was certainly the most applauded Indian writer who introduced India’s actual rich cultural heritage to the western countries. He was also the 1st non-European person to be bestowed with the prestigious ‘Nobel Prize’. He wrote the national anthem of 2 countries i.e. India and Bangladesh.   

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Rabindranath Tagore died on 07-08-1941 in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. He died due to a prolonged illness at age 80.

DEATHDAY 7 August,1941 (Wednesday)
DEATH PLACE Kolkata, West Bengal

Rabindranath Tagore Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Debendranath Tagore and Sarada Devi. He had 12 elder siblings. He was married to married Mrinalini Devi from 1883 till her death in 1902 and together the couple had 2 sons named Rathindranath Tagore and Shamindranath Tagore and 3 daughters named Meera Tagore, Renuka Tagore, and Madhurilata Tagore.

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Body Measurements

Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour White

Personal Info

Home Town Kolkata
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Kolkata, West Bengal, India
College ‘University College London’, London
Qualification College Dropout
Hobbies Reading and Writing Books
Marital Status Widow
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Black
Favorite Politician Mahatma Gandhi
Favorite Place London

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Rabindranath Tagore

  • He was an admirer of Gandhi. He was the one who gave him the honorific ‘Mahatma.’
  • He wrote his first poem at the tender age of eight.
  • A lot of films have been made on his work.
  • He had composed over 2000 songs.
  • He was an avid traveler and had traveled 30 countries across 5 continents.

Rabindranath Tagore Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Rabindranath Tagore was 80 years 3 months & 0 day old age.