Ever since India underwent the freedom struggle, there are masters who endeavoured to bring enlightenment to this nation. There were writers, painters, musicians and philosophers who embarked on a mindful journey. Such a masterful being and saint, Rabindranath Tagore, the Nobel prize laureate for his ethereal yet tangible poetic collection The Gitanjali.

Tagore also composed versatile music that later called Rabindra Sangeet and he’s also a wonderful painter and writer. In Gitanjali, he deliberately embedded his contemplations on God within and how he awaited his grace, his coming, his love towards humanity.

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high… thus humanity can get its deliverance and his simple message is to explore the godly abilities and subtle essence of nature. The school established by him echoes this very ideal. This saint indeed mesmerised the genius Albert Einstein when he met Tagore. He wrote eight novels and four novellas. The Gitanjali earned Nobel when it got translated into English while Amartya Sen remarked that, “Anyone who knows Tagore’s poems in their original Bengali cannot feel satisfied with any of the translations!”

– Viswanath Venkat Dasari

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