Rathindranath was not only one of the first five boys of the Santiniketan Brahmacharyasrama, but he was also one of the reasons for its existence. Rathindranath was the most representative product of Rabindranath’s educational ideal.
After his matriculation, Rathindranath was sent to Illinois to study Agricultural Science. He spent the next four decades of his life serving Santiniketan and Visva-Bharati. When Visva-Bharati became a Central University, he became its first Upacharya.
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Centre Above: Rathindranath with Rabindranath Tagore
Centre Below: Image of Guha Ghar in Santiniketan (adjacent to Uttarayan) Dedicated to Rathindranath Tagore and his art
STELLA KRAMRISCH ON RATHINDRANATH TAGORE (From the Above Catalogue)
The flowers he paints in various media, in a technique his own where colour is structural and the background of the picture pulsates with their vibrations. Rathindranath Tagore knowsflowers by his love for them and by science. He is a biologist by training. He is also the architectof the garden in Santiniketan. To the luxuriant harmony he has brought plants from many parks of the earth and from the undergrowth of the Indian jungle; he has made them all thrive together, each in the soil it required. He cares for them, knows and paints them. With loving science he draws the firm logic of their patterns and gives them the space and ground on which they breathe their fragrance.
Rabindranath Tagore with his daughter Bela and son Rathindranath