'Guru' means teacher or spiritual master and 'Dev' means lord. The two Sanskrit words when integrated into a single, it becomes 'GURUDEV'. This title is accorded to the greatest souls out of sheer respect. This blog is about one such Indian polymath and his heaven on earth. Enjoy!!
Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, born in Calcutta (now Kolkata) as 'Robindronath Thakur' (1877-1941) is arguably one of the greatest of greats ever lived on this planet. In the field of poetry, literature, artwork and music, he was an absolute Bengali polymath and the first Asian Nobel laureate in Literature. In his lifetime, he met with many notable personalities (legends in their respective fields & visions) like Albert Einstein, Ezra Pound, Robert Bridges, Robert Frost, Mahatma Gandhi, Thomas Mann, George Bernard Shaw, H.G. Wells, Subhas Chandra Bose, Roman Rolland, and more. Everyone is well aware of the fact that our as well as Bangladesh's National Anthem is written by Rabindranath Tagore but the actual trivia lies with the name of the writer of Sri Lanka's National Anthem. Yes, the name of the writer is Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore. All the three Anthems were written in Bengali which was later translated in to Hindi and Sinhala for India & Sri Lanka) respectively.
Rabindranath Tagore's work is spread all over Shantiniketan (his heaven on earth) which turns the whole town in to a tourist attraction.