Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, born in Calcutta (now Kolkata) as 'Robindronath Thakur' (1877-1941) is arguably one of the greatest of greats ever lived on Earth. In the field of poetry, literature, artwork and music, he was a Bengali polymath who later on became an immortal legend in the heart of Indian as well as outsiders. He met with many notable personalities (legends in their respective fields) in his life time 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 many more. He wrote national anthem of India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in Bengali which was later translated in to Hindi (for India) and Sinhala (for Sri Lanka) respectively.
Rabindranath Tagore's work is spread all over Shantiniketan which turns the whole town in to a tourist destination.