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The first Indian to win Nobel Prize

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  1. The first Indian to win Nobel Prize is Rabindranath Tagore in 1913 in literature.
  2. Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) was the youngest son of Debendranath Tagore.
  3. He was a leader of the Brahmo Samaj, which was a religious sect in nineteenth-century Bengal.
  4. Tagore was knighted by the ruling British Government in 1915, but within a few years he resigned the honour as a protest against British policies in India.
  5. His grand work  “GITANJALI” consists of collection of 157 poems was published in 1910.
  6. Three nations have honored Rabindranath Tagore by making his poems their national anthems. The world famed national anthem of India namely “Jana Gana Mana Ati Nayaka” is known to all. In addition, the Bangladesh National Anthem worded as “Amar Sona Banlga” was composed by Tagore. Over and above, the national anthem of Sri Lanka is fully based on a song composed by Tagore in Bengali, which was translated in Sinhalese and adopted as the national anthem in 1951.

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