Dinendranath Tagore (1882-1935)

Dinendranath, son of Dwipendranath and grandson of Dwijendranath, was born in 1882 at Jorasanko, Calcutta. Dinendranath was an excellent singer and his rich baritone, barely accompanied by any instrument, added a unique dimension to Rabindra Sangit. Inspite of being a skilled and talented musician, Dinendranath will always be remembered for the role he played in preserving the melodies of Rabindranath's compositions. He could replicate accurately every tune in the form of notations and even though the composer forgot his own tune, Dinendranath would have noted it down for future generations. He was equally adept at writing Western staff notation. Dinendranath was the Principal of Sangit Bhavana from its very inception. After a break of four years, 1923-27, he joined as Principal again. Drama was another field he excelled in. He was an able director of Rabindranath plays. He traveled with the Visva-Bharati drama unit as Director on its tour to Bombay in November 1933 for the staging of ‘Taser Des.’