Prez, PM Modi pay tribute to Rabindranath Tagore on birth anniversary

Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore

Tributes from top political leaders poured in as the country observed Rabindranath Tagore's birth anniversary on Tuesday.

President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi remembered the great soul for his contribution towards making India a stronger nation.

Mukherjee took to Twitter and paid his tribute to the great soul: "My humble tribute to Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore on his birth anniversary".

"In a world fettered by race, creed and colour, Gurudev Tagore promoted internationalism for a new world order," he said, adding, "Tagore was a great soul who not only illumined the time he lived in but continues to remain an inspiration for humanity."

Modi also too took to Twitter and wrote: "Gurudev Tagore will always be remembered for his powerful thoughts and contribution to the freedom movement. Tributes to him on his Jayanti".

Rabindranath Tagore was a Bengali polymath who reshaped Bengali literature and music as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Author of Gitanjali and its "profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse", he became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913.

(With inputs from agencies)