Satyendranath Tagore Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satyendranath_Tagore

Satyendranath Tagore
সত্যেন্দ্রনাথ ঠাকুর
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Satyendranath Tagore
Born1 June 1842
Died9 January 1923 (aged 80)
OccupationCivil servant, poet, composer, writer, social reformer & linguist
OrganizationBrahmo Samaj
Known forFirst Indian to be an ICS officer (present-day equivalent to IAS officer) , Indian feminist movement
SpouseJnanadanandini Devi.

Satyendranath Tagore (1 June 1842 – 9 January 1923) was an Indian Bengali civil servant, poet, composer, writer, social reformer and linguist from Kolkata, West Bengal. He was the first Indian who became an Indian Civil Service officer in 1863[1][2][3] He was a member of Bramho Samaj.[1][2]


He was born to Maharshi Debendranath Tagore and Sarada Devi on 1 June 1842 at Tagore family of Jorasanko in Kolkata. His wife was Jnanadanandini Devi.[1][4] They had one son and one daughter Surendranath Tagore and Indira Devi Chaudhurani respectively.[2] He was a student of Presidency College. He was the first Indian officer of Indian Civil Service (ICS). He joined the service in 1864.[1][2]

Literary works[edit]

  • Sushila O Birsingha
  • Bombai Chitra
  • Nabaratnamala
  • Striswadhinata
  • Bouddhadharma
  • Amar Balyakotha O Bombai Prabas
  • Bharatbarsiyo Ingrej
  • Raja Rammohan Roy
  • Birsingha
  • Amar Balyakotha
  • Atmakotha
  • Shrimadbhagvatgita

He wrote many songs. His patriotic Bengali language song "Mile Sabe Bharat Santan, Ektan Gago Gaan" (unite, India's children, sing in unison), which was hailed as the first national anthem of India.[4]


He died on 9 January 1923 in Kolkata.[5][4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Satyendranath Tagore (1842–1923); brother of Rabindranath". The Scottish Centre of Tagore Studies. 2019-02-05. Retrieved 2022-01-30.
  2. ^ a b c d "Tagore, Satyendranath - Banglapedia". en.banglapedia.org. Retrieved 2022-01-30.
  3. ^ "The Tagore women: A step ahead of their times". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2022-01-30.
  4. ^ a b c "A special write up on Indian Author Satyendranath Tagore". www.anandabazar.com (in Bengali). Retrieved 2022-01-30.
  5. ^ "The First Indian to Join the I.C.S. (Satyendranath Tagore Biography) - Free Online India". Retrieved 2022-01-30.

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