Sir Rabindranath Tagore(1861-1941), Bengali poet, novelist, musician, painter and playwriter who reshaped Bengali literature and music. He composed about 2,230 songs and was a profilic painter. His songs comprise Rabindra Sangeet, an integral part of Bengali culture. His music is inseparable from his literature- poems, novels, plays. He was the first non-European who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. He composed the national anthems of India and Bengladesh.