Rabindranath Tagore (also known as Tagore or Robi Thakkur), is undoubtedly the most famous Bengali poet till date. He has composed thousands of songs ever since he was 8 years old, including the national anthems of both India as well as Bangladesh.
Tagore was the first non-European to win a Nobel Prize in 1913* for Literature and he played a key part in bringing out the best of Indian culture to the Western world.
A key poet, musician and national activist since the times of India's Independence, Kazi Nazrul Islam, also known as the “Rebel Poet” (Bidrohi Kobi) had published 800 songs between 1928 and 1935 including 600 classical raagas. He was loved and criticized for years for his freedom of expression, yet his music has prevailed in the world of Indian classical music as Nazrulgeeti.