Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore (May 7, 1861-August 7, 1941) was a composer, a leading author, and a political figure from India. His book of poetry, Gitanjali, earned him the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913, becoming the first non-European to ever win. Growing up in Calcutta, Tagore wrote novels, stories, and songs based on his life there and composed them in the Bengali language. A supporter of India's independence from British rule, he showed desire for open discussions between the two countries.