Rabindranath Tagore, who composed the National Anthem of India and won the Nobel Prize for Literature, was multitalented in every sense of the word. He was a Bengali poet, Brahmo Samaj philosopher, visual artist, playwright, novelist, painter and composer. He was also a cultural reformer who revoutionized Bengali art by rebuffing the strictures that confined it within the sphere of classical Indian forms. Though he was a polymath, his literary works alone are enough to earn him a place among the timeless elite. Even today, Rabindranath Tagore is often remembered for his poetic songs, which are both spiritual and mercurial.