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Rabindranath’s 77th death anniversary observed

UNB     6th August, 2018 10:10:21 printer

Rabindranath’s 77th death anniversary observed

The 77th death anniversary of the Bard of Bengal, Rabindranath Tagore, was observed across the country on Monday.


Different organisations organised a number of programmes while television channels aired special productions based on Rabindranath Tagore's works.


Bangla Academy organised a solo lecture and a cultural function at its Abdul Karim Sahitya Bisharad auditorium in the afternoon.


Besides, Shilpakala Academy, Shishu Academy and different government and non-government organisations and cultural bodies took various programmes marking the day.


Rabindranath was a poet, visual artist, playwright, novelist as well as a composer whose works reshaped Bangla literature and music in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.


Born on May 7, 1861 at Jorasanko Mansion in Kolkata, he was the youngest of 13 surviving children of Debendranath Tagore and Sarada Devi.


Rabindranath became Asia's first Nobel laureate after winning the Nobel Prize in literature for his mesmerising book Gitanjali in 1913.


Two of his songs are now the national anthems of Bangladesh and India -- Amar Sonar Bangla and Jana Gana Mana -- respectively.


He wrote novels, short stories, songs, dance-dramas, and essays on political and personal topics. Gitanjali, Gora, and Ghare-Baire, Chokher Bali are among his best-known works.