TAGORE (Family)

  • Rammani Tagore, born 1759, married and had issue. He died 1846.
    • Radhanath Tagore, born 1790, died 1828.
    • Dwarkanath Tagore (qv)
    • Ramanath Tagore, born 1800, died 1881.
  • Dwarkanath Tagore, born 1794, he held four large estates, viz. Berhampur, Pandua, Kaligram and Shahazadpur without partners, and which were placed in trust for his sons; he served for twelve years as a diwan, and was honoured with the post of Justice of the Peace, an honourary position newly opened to Indians in 1835, married Digambari Devi, and had issue. He died 1846.
    • Maharishi Devendranath Tagore (qv)
    • Narendranath Tagore
    • Girindranath Tagore, born 1820, married and had issue. He died 1854.
      • Ganendranath Tagore, born 1841, writer and nationalist, founding secretary of the Hindu Mela, married Swarnakumari Devi. He died 1881.
      • Gunendranath Tagore, born 1847, married Saudamini Devi, and had issue. He died 1881.
        • Gaganendranath Tagore, born 18th September 1867 at Jorasanko, actor, painter and art connoisseur, secretary of the Bengal Home Industries Association 1916, author of the children's classic, Bhondor Bahadur, married Pramodhkumari Devi, and had issue. He died 1938 in Calcutta.
          • Kanakendranath Tagore, married Suramasundari Devi, and had issue.
            • Gitindranath Tagore, Deputy General Manager of the British India Company, owner of Elgin Mills; married Ira Barua, daughter of Jnanadaviram Barua, and his wife, Lateeka Devi Tagore, daughter of Arunendranath Tagore (see below), and had issue.
              • Sharmila Tagore [Rinku] [Nawab Ayesha Sultan Begum Sahiba of Pataudi], born 8th December 1946 in Hyderabad, she took the name of Ayesha Sultaan on her conversion; an actress who made her debut in the 1959 film Apur Sansar, she heads the Indian Film Censor Board from April 2005, she was chosen as an UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in December 2005, she has won the following awards, Filmfare Best Actress Award in 1969 (Aradhana), National Film Award for Best Actress in 1976 (Mausam), Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997, Star Screen Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003; married 27th December 1968 at Calcutta, Nawab Mansur Ali Khan of Pataudi, and has issue.
              • Oindrila Tagore [Tinku], played the role of the little child in Tapan Sinhas Kabuliwala in 1957.
              • Romila Tagore [Chinky], married Nikhil Sen, educated at St Joseph's North Point, Darjeeling, and at St Stephen's College, Delhi; he joined Britannia as a management trainee in 1980, and rose to be appointed chief operating officer of Britannia in 2002, and has issue.
        • Samarendranath Tagore, born 1870, died 1951.
        • Abanindranath Tagore, born 7th August 1871 at Jorasanko, Painter and man of letters, educated at Normal School in 1876 and later in Sanskrit College, became principal of the Art College of Kolkata in 1898 and continued to teach there before joining the University of Calcutta as Bageshri professor in in 1921, Chancellor of the Visva-Bharati University from 1942. He was the principal artist of the Bengal school and the first major exponent of swadeshi values in Indian art. He sought to modernize Moghul and Rajput styles in order to counter the influence of Western models of art, as taught in Art Schools under the British Raj. Such was the success of his work that it was eventually accepted and promoted as a national Indian style within British art institutions; married 1889, Suhasini Devi Chatterjee, daughter of Bhujagendra Bhusan Chatterjee, and had issue. He died 5th December 1951 at Kolkata.
          • Tarunendranath Tagore, married Irene, and had issue.
            • Barunendranath Tagore
        • Sunayani Devi Tagore
    • Bhupendranath Tagore
    • Nagendranath Tagore, born 1829, died 1858.
  • Maharishi Devendranath Tagore, born 15th May 1817 at Jorasanko, educated privately and at Anglo-Hindu College, secretary of the Tattvabodhini Sabha, founder of the Bethune Society of the Hindu Charitable Institution, became the secretary of the British Indian Association when it was set up on 31st October 1851, married Sarada Devi, born 1821, died 1875, and had issue, fifteen children. He died 19th January 1905 at Calcutta.
    • Daughter, died young.
    • Dwijendranath Tagore, born 11th March 1840, poet, philosopher, mathematician, devoloper of Bangla shorthand, painter and patriot, educated privately, then at St Paul's School for two years and at Hindu College, Secretary of the Adi Brahmo Samaj 1866/1871, Secretary of the Hindu Mela 1870/1873, made a member of the Bangiya Sahitya Parisad in 1894 and elected its president, for three consecutive terms 1897/1900, President of the Bengal Literary Conference, married Sarbasundari Devi, and had issue. He died 19th January 1926.
      • Dipendranath Tagore, born 1862, married and had issue. He died 1922.
        • Dinendranath Tagore, born 1882, a Bengali musician and noted singer, he served as principal of Visva-Bharati's Music school, Sangit Bhavana in its opening years. He was also involved with a number of dance dramas, including a tour performing Taser Desh to Bombay in 1933. He also composed the music for the film Natir Puja in 1932. He died 1935.
      • Arunendranath Tagore, married and had issue.
        • Lateeka Devi Tagore, married Gitindranath Tagore, and had issue (see above).
      • Nitindranath Tagore
      • Sudhendranath Tagore, born 1869, a talented author, he wrote poems, novels and short stories; he introduced a new literary magazine, Sadhana in 1891 and was its first editor; married and had issue. He died 1926.
        • Soumyendranath Tagore, born October 1901, educated at Mitra Institution matriculating in 1917, and went on to do his Honours in Economics from Presidency College. In 1927 he formed the Revolutionary Communist Party of India. He died 22nd September 1974.
      • Kripendranath Tagore
    • Satyendranath Tagore, born 1st June 1842 in Calcutta, he passed the Entrance examination in the first division from Hindu School in 1857 and entered Presidency College, In 1862 he went to London along with his wife and returned home in 1864 as an ICS officer. He began his career as a civil servant in 1865 as assistant magistrate and collector in Ahmedabad. He spent the major part of his professional career in western India (former Bombay province) and retired as sessions judge of Satara district, He was made president of vangiya sahitya parishad (Bengal Literary Council) in 1900 and 1901; married 1859, Janadanandini Devi, born 1850, died 1941, daughter of Abhaya Charan Roy, privately educated, fluent in Bangla, English, Gujrati, Marathi and to some extent French, Member of the Sakhi Samiti, in the village of Dakshindihi in the district of Jessore, now in Bangladesh and had issue. He died 9th January 1923.
      • Surendranath Tagore, born 1872, he translated Rabindranath Tagore’s Four Chapters into English and produced a condensed version of the main portion of Mahabharata in Bengali; married Sangya Devi, and had issue. He died 1940.
        • Subirendranath Tagore, married Purnima Devi, and had issue.
          • Supriyo Tagore, a well-known Brahmo preacher and one of the longest serving principals of the Vishwa Bharati University School in Santiniketan. He also taught at both the Doon School, Dehra Dun and Lawrence School, Sanawar.
      • Indira Devi, born 29th December 1873 at Bijapur in South India, educated at Auckland House in Simla and Loretta House in Calcutta, she passed the Entrance examination in 1887 and then the FA. She won the Padmavati gold medal, standing first among women in the BA examination of Calcutta University in 1892. She obtained her diploma in music from the Trinity College of Music. She served as president of a number of women's welfare organisations such as the Bengal Women's Education League, All India Women Conference, Hiranmayi Vidhava Ashram. In 1956 she became Vice-Chancellor of Visva-Bharati University. She was awarded the Bhuvanmohini gold medal by Calcutta University in 1944, the Deshikottam by Visva-Bharati University in 1957 and the first Rabindra Award by the Rabindra Bharati Samiti in 1959. She married 1891, Pramatha Chowdhury, born 7th August 1868 in Jessore, died 2nd September 1946, son of Durgadas Chowdhury, Zamindar of Pabna, Rajshahi Dist., and had issue. She died on 12th August 1960.
    • Hemendranath Tagore, born 1844, married Nipamoyee Devi, and had issue. He died 1884.
      • Hitendranath Tagore
      • Pratibha Devi, born 1865, married Hon. Justice Sir Ashutosh Chaudhury, elder son of Durgadas Chaudhury, Zamindar of Pabnam, Rajshahi, and had issue. She died 1922.
      • Kshitindranath Tagore, he was well known as the official Historian of Adi Brahmo Samaj and editor of the Tattwabodhini journal, a duty carried on by his grandson, Commander Amritamoyi Mukherjee I.N.
      • Ritendranath Tagore
      • Pragnasundari Devi Tagore, she was the author of a well received cookbook, Aamish O Niramish Ahar, (1900); editor of the periodical Punya 1897/1902; married Sahityarathi Lakshminath Bejbarua, born 1868, died 1938, a famous Assamese author, notably of the song O Mor Aponar Desh, considered to be the most popular Assamese patriotic song of all time and the de-facto anthem of Assam.
      • Abhi Devi Tagore
      • Manisha Devi Tagore, married Dipendranath Chatterjee, a famous surgeon of Calcutta, educated in Edinburgh, and who later settled in Assam, and had issue.
        • Dipty Chaudhuri, married into the family of Pandit Navin Chandra Ray, the Adi Dharm social reformer of Punjab.
      • Shovana Devi Tagore
      • Sushama Devi Tagore, married Darikanath Mukherjee, barrister, and had issue, four sons and two daughters, including.
        • Lokendranath Mukherjee
        • Dr. Bharganath Mukherjee, married Gauri Devi.
        • Bhaskarnath Mukherjee, married Usha Devi.
      • Sunrita Devi Tagore
      • Sudakshina Devi Tagore
      • Sudakshina Devi [Kunwar Rani Purnima Devi of Shajehanpur], born 13th May 1884, married 1903, Hon. Pandit Kunwar Jwala Prasada, Zamindar of Shahjehanpur, and had issue.
    • Birendranath Tagore, born 1845, married Prafullamoyee Devi, and had issue. He died 1915.
      • Balendranath Tagore, born 1870, died 1899.
    • Saudamini Devi Tagore, born 1847, she was one of the first students of Bethune School and a gifted writer; married Saradprasad Gangopadhyay, and had issue. She died 1920.
      • Indumati Devi Gangopadhyay, married Nityaranjan Chattopadhyay, and had issue.
        • Leela Devi Chattopadhyay, married Col. Manmathanath Chaudhuri, he was the first Indian Surgeon-General of Madras, and had issue (see below).
    • Jyotirindranath Tagore, born 4th May 1849 in Jorasanko, Calcutta, playwright, musician, editor and painter, educated at St Paul's School, Montague Academy and the Hindu School. After passing the Entrance examination from Calcutta College in 1864, he enrolled for FA classes at the Presidency College, but abandoned his studies for the stage, married 5th July 1868, Kadambari Devi, died 19th April 1884. He died sp 4th March 1925 at Kolkata.
    • Sukumari Devi Tagore, born 1850, married Durgadas Chowdhury, Zamindar of Rajshahi, and had issue.
      • Col. Manmathanath Chaudhuri, he was the first Indian Surgeon-General of Madras, married Leela Devi Chattopadhyay, daughter of Nityaranjan Chattopadhyay, and his wife, Indumati Devi Gangopadhyay (see above), and had issue.
        • Nikhil Chaudhuri
        • Devika Rani Chaudhuri, born 30th March 1908, at Waltair, Madras, completed her schooling in the early 1920's, educated at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and the Royal Academy of Music in London. She won scholarships at both these institutions. She also took a degree in architecture, did a stint with Elizabeth Arden in the art of make-up and after due specialization, worked as a textile designer at a well-known art studio, awarded the "Padma Shri" in 1958 and in 1970, she became the first recipient of the prestigious "Dadasaheb Phalke Award", she married 1stly, 1929, Himansu Rai, graduated with a degree in Law, died May 1940, married 2ndly, 1945, Svetoslav Roerich, the famous Russian painter, died 9th January 1993. She died sp 9th March 1994 in Bangalore, and was honoured with a full State funeral.
        • Mahim Chaudhuri
    • Punyendranath Tagore, born 1851, died 1887.
    • Saratkumari Devi Tagore, born 1854, married Jadugopal Mukherjee, and had issue. She died 1920.
      • Supravasundari Devi Mukherjee, born 23rd January 1870 in Calcutta, married 23rd June 1885 in Jorasanko, Sukumar Haldar, born 14th June 1853, died 20th February 1948, son of Rakhaldas Haldar, and his wife, Kiran Kumari, and had issue. She died 13th March 1923 in Ranchi.
        • Asit Kumar Haldar, born 10th September 1890 in Calcutta, died 1964 in Lucknow.
    • Shrimati Swarnakumari Devi Tagore, born 28th August 1855, author and editor of the well known literary monthly Bharati for 30 years, helped form the Sakhi Samiti, an organisation to help widows and destitute women. In 1889 and 1890 she took part in the annual sessions of the indian national congress. She was one of the first two members elected from Bengal to represent that state at the session. In 1927 she was awarded the Jagattarini gold medal by the University of Calcutta and in 1929 she became the president of the Bangiya Sahitya Sammelan; married 1868, Janakinath Ghosal, Zamindar of Belgaum, and had issue. She died 3rd July 1932.
    • Barnakumari Devi Tagore, born 1858, died 1922.
    • Somendranath Tagore, born 1858, died 1948.
    • Rabindranath TagoreRabindranath Tagore, born 7th May 1861 in Calcutta, a prolific writer (3,000 poems, 2000 songs, 8 novels, 40 volumes of essays and short stories, 50 plays),first Asian to receive the Nobel Prize, for literature in 1913, for his most famous collection, Gitanjali or "Song Offerings" (1910; Eng. trans., 1912). He was also knighted in 1915, but returned the honour in 1919 in protest against the brutal police firing by the British authorities in Jallianwala Bagh, Punjab; took to painting at the age of 70, he produced over 3,000 pictures within a decade; married 9th December 1883, Mrinalini Devi Raichaudhuri, born 1872, died 1902, daughter of Benimadhav Raichaudhuri, and had issue. He died 7th August 1941 in Calcutta.
      • Madhurilata Devi Tagore, born 1886, married S. C. Chakravarti. She died sp in 1918.
      • Rathindranath Tagore, born 1888, died 1961.
      • Renuka Devi Tagore, born 1891, died 1903.
      • Mira Devi Tagore, born 1894, married before 1907, Nagendranath Ganguli, born 1889, and had issue, one son and one daughter.
        • Nitya Gangulee, died 1932 in Germany.
        • Buri Gangulee
      • Shamindranath Tagore, born 1896, died 1907 in Monghyr, Bihar.
    • Bhudendranath Tagore, born 1863, died 1864.
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