Update August 6, 2015

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74th death anniversary of Kabiguru Today

Sumel Sarker

Rabindranath-Tagore

74th death anniversary of Kabiguru Today

06 August 2015, Nirapad News: Nations is celebrating the 74th death anniversary of Biswa Kabi Rabindranath Tagore on 22nd Srabon of Bangla Calendar that falls on August 6.

Death anniversary of Rabindranath, the greatest name in Bangla literature and a profound inspiration in our struggle for a better world, is being celebrated across the country and elsewhere by chalking out elaborate programs.

The celebration programs include soirees, recitations, discussions and seminars presenting the poets vast literary works.

Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Chhayanaut and Udichi among other organizations have organized cultural programs to observe the day.

Moreover, Bangladesh Television (BTV), Bangladesh Betar and other satellite television channels and radio stations are broadcasting special programs on the occasion.

Born on 25th of Baishakh, 1261 (Bangla year) or May 7, 1861, the nobel laureate left his mark on all the genres of Bangla literature: songs, poetry, novels, essays, short stories and dramas.

During his lifetime, he wrote 52 poetry collections, 38 dramas, 13 novels, 36 essays and 95 short stories.

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1913 was awarded to Rabindranath Tagore for his Gitanjali: Song Offerings (1912). Its language was “… profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful …”

National anthems of three countries — Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka — are credited to his name. He composed more than 2,000 songs comprising Rabindra Sangeet, one of the most popular genres of music in the Indian Subcontinent.

The cultural movement that started in the early 60s in the then East Pakistan through the celebrations of Tagore’s birth anniversary defying an unofficial ban on Rabindra Sangeet hardened Bengalese resolve for liberation.

Tagore’s brilliance touched every fields of art.

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