Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti

Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti is observed to mark the birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore. His birth anniversary falls on May 7 according to Gregorian calendar. However, according to the Bengali calendar, Tagore was born on the 25th day of Boishakh month. Thus, in West Bengal, this day falls on May 8 or 9. He was born in 1861 in Calcutta. This well-known polymath is the first non-European and the first lyricist to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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