Person Born 7/5/1861 Died 7/8/1941
Bengali poet and philosopher. First non-European Nobel Laureate. He read law at University College but spent time studying English literature and so never achieved his degree. Travelled widely and had a very successful visit to London in 1912 when his verse was praised by Yeats and Ezra Pound and others. Born and died in Calcutta, in the same house. He was a Bengali before Partition and so was also Indian.