Rabindranath Tagore marries Mrinalini Devi, born Bhabatarini (1873-1902), on 9 December 1883, according to their fathers wishes. She is only ten years old, Rabindranath himself is twenty-two years.
The wedding is hurried and falls on an unfortunate day as Rabindranath’s sister Saudamini Devi’s husband Saradaprasad Gangopadhyay dies on this day.
For this reason, Rabindranath’s sister, his father, and his brother Satyendranath are not present at the wedding. Mrinalini Devi and Rabindranath Tagore will have five children together, two of whom will die in childhood.