Rabindra Nath Tagore
Rabindra Nath Tagore fondly called as 'Gurudev', is one of the great Indian who recieved the Nobel prize. Actually he is the first Indian to receive this prestigious award. He was born in 1861 and passed away in 1941. He was a genius in many ways. Tagore wrote not only poetry, but plays, dance dramas, stories, novels and numerous songs as well. Besides, he was a great Educationist. It is difficult to find another equally versatile and gifted genius in History.
Tagore was awarded with the Noble prize for the beautiful collection of poems caled as "GITANJALI". Gitanjali was translated into English by Tagore himself. W.B. Yeats, the famous Irish poet, wrote the introduction for Gitanjali. He felt that the entire western world had been waiting for a poet like him (Tagore).He has written the National Anthem of India.