Rabindranath Tagore and Mrinalini Devi with their first child Bela, 1886. Image credit: Ministry of Culture, Government of India

Madhurilata (Bela), 1886-1918, daughter of Rabindranath

On 25 October 1886, Rabindranath’s first child Madhurilata, called Bela, was born in Kolkata. Kripalani  says that she was beautiful and his “most dearly loved daughter.”[1] Tagore said about her: “my eldest daughter Bela… was exceptionally beautiful in body and mind.”[2] Read more