Kadambari Devi was the wife of Jyotirindranath Tagore daughter-in-law of Debendranath Tagore. She was thirteen years younger than her husband, but nearly the same age as Tagore (2 years elder to Rabindranath). She inspired young Rabindranath Tagore in composing many of his poems with her creative feedback and comments. She was one of the women who played a very important part in Rabindranath Tagore’s life. Her relationship with Tagore was controversial, and has been a recurrent topic of discussion for many generations. She was an inspiration to young Tagore, as well as a good friend and playmate, even after her marriage. However, due to unrevealed reasons, she committed suicide after four months of Rabindranath Tagore’s marriage. The Tagore Family always remained silent about her suicide. Rumors of family problems having led to her suicide have circulated. After Kaeddambari Devi’s death, Rabindranath was completely broken. He took what is known as “Chuti”. For long after her death, Tagore wrote many songs and poems as reminders of her.


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