Rabindranath Tagore was a highly talented
multifaceted person. Many people think of him only as a poet and a
writer. But he was much more than a person with Ideas and ability to
express them in words. He was a man of action. He not only expressed his
ideas in words but actually developed and lived new ways of living. He
also spread his ideas about life and living in this way for the benefit
of others. In this process he created an educational setup called Shanti Niketan based on practical activities that has now flourished in to a big university.
His personal life as well as the activities of Shanti Niketan
included thins like composing music and singing, staging dramas,
painting, making handicrafts, and designing and wearing new kind of
clothes for greater comfort.
However he we go by the international awareness, Tagore is best known for collection of poems called Gitanjali, for which he received a Nobel Price in literature in 1913.