Rabindranath Tagore: Born on May 7, 1861, Rabindranath Tagore was a Bengali polymath who was a poet, writer, playwright, composer, philosopher, social reformer and painter. Unlike other teachers, he was not a textbook guide, but he himself was an ocean of knowledge and a source of inspiration for the students. He used to say that “Of course, it would be foolish to underestimate the benefits of the book. But at the same time, one must admit that the book has its limits and its dangers.” The Nobel laureate is well known for reshaping Bengali literature and music, as well as Indian art with contextual modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Called “the bard of Bengal”, Tagore was known by the nicknames: Gurudev, Kobiguru and Biswakobi.