“We are celebrating 150 years of Rabindranath Tagore a man of all arts” said Sandeep Marwah President of 6th Global Film Festival Noida 2013 as the opening words of seminar of second day at GFFN.
Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) was a Bengali poet, philosopher, artist, playwright, composer and novelist. India’s first Nobel laureate, Tagore won the 1913 Nobel Prize for Literature. He composed the text of both India’s and Bangladesh’s respective national anthems.
Tagore travelled widely and was friends with many notable 20th century figures such as William Butler Yeats, H.G. Wells, Ezra Pound, and Albert Einstein. He supported Indian Independence in a big way.
His body of literature is deeply sympathetic for the poor and upholds universal humanistic values. His poetry drew from traditional Vaisnava folk lyrics and was often deeply mystical.
Everyone from the dice spoke about Tagore including Pankaj Parashar, Uttar Kumar, Judith Lazar, Karl Bardosh, Jeno Hodi, Lovleen Thadani, Ved Pratap Vedic, Virendra Rana of Haryana TV.