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Rabindranath Tagore (1861 – 1941) Indian poet, writer, playwright, composer, philosopher, social reformer, and painter during the age of Bengal Renaissance. He is credited with reshaping Bengali literature and music as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism. In 1933 he became the first non-European and the first lyricist to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. Tagore's poetic songs, elegant prose and magical poetry were widely popular in the Indian subcontinent. Tagore was also known as Gurudeb, Kobiguru, and Biswokobi. More