Young Rabindranath Tagore with his wife, Mrinalini. Rabindranath Thakur, anglicised to Tagore, sobriquet Gurudev, was a Bengali polymath who reshaped his region's literature and music. Born: May 7, 1861, Jorasanko, India Died: August 7, 1941, Jorasanko Thakur Bari Spouse: Mrinalini Devi (m. 1883–1902) Awards: Nobel Prize in Literature Education: University of Calcutta, St. Xavier's Collegiate School, University College London.
Tagore as Balmiki in his dance drama "Balmiki Pratibha". He enjoyed directing, and acting in, his plays and did so quite late into his life. During the struggle to put Visva-Bharati on its feet, he went on tours staging performances to raise funds for it.