Tagore was born in the Jorasanko mansion in Calcutta, India to parents Debendranath Tagore and Sarada Devi. The Tagore family came into prominence during the Bengal Renaissance that started during the age of Hussein Shah, the period was 1493–1519. The original name of the Tagore family was Banerjee. During the British rule, this name stuck and they began to be recognised as Thakur.Tagore family patriarchs were the Brahmo founders of the Adi Dharm faith. The loyalist “Prince” Dwarkanath Tagore, who employed European estate managers and visited with Victoria and other royalty, was his paternal grandfather. Debendranath had formulated the Brahmoist philosophies espoused by his friend Raja Ram Mohan Roy, and became focal in Brahmo society after Roy’s death.