India post issued a set of stamps on the occasion of 150th Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore.
Rabindranath Tagore was an icon of Indian culture. He was a poet, philosopher, musician, writer, and educationist.He was popularly called as Gurudev and his songs were popularly known as Rabindrasangeet. Two songs from his Rabindrasangit canon are now the national anthems of India and Bangladesh: the Jana Gana Mana and the Amar Shonar Bangla.
Rabindranath Tagore was born on May 7, 1861 in a wealthy Brahmin family in Calcutta. He was the ninth son of Debendranath and Sarada Devi. His grandfather Dwarkanath Tagore was a rich landlord and social reformer. Rabindra Nath Tagore had his initial education in Oriental Seminary School. But he did not like the conventional education and started studying at home under several teachers.Rabindranath Tagore became the first Asian to became Nobel laureate when he won Nobel Prize for his collection of poems, Gitanjali, in 1913; awarded knighthood by the British King George V; established Viswabharati University.
Title: 150th Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore
Date of Issue: 7 May 2011
Denominations: 500p x 2