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Rabindranath Tagore's death anniversary Wednesday
Observer Online Desk
Publish Date : 2014-08-05,  Publish Time : 20:41,  View Count : 174
The 73rd death anniversary of death of Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore will be observed on Wednesday--the 22nd of the Bengali month of Shraban.

Different organisations and television channels will hold special programmes marking the death anniversary of the greatest poet of Bangla literature.

In his long seven decades of endeavours in different genres of Bangla literature, the great poet enriched the Bangla language and literature and elevated their positions in the global arena.

Though recongised as one of the greatest poets in the world, Rabindranath Tagore was a rare man of multifarious merits.

He was an expert in music, a novelist, a dramatist, an artiste, a music composer, an essayist, a philosopher, an academic, a linguist and a social reformer -- all in one.

As author of Gitanjali with its "profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse", he was the first non-European and the first Bangla-speaking person to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913.

Marking Tagore's death anniversary, Bangla Academy will hold a solo lecture and cultural function at Shamsur Rahman seminar room at 4 pm tomorrow.

Planning Commission Secretary Bhuiyan Safiqul Islam will deliver the lecture while Bangla Academy Chairman Prof Anisuzzaman will preside over the function. Director General Shamsuzzaman Khan will deliver the welcome address.

The lecture will be followed by cultural function.


Editor : Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury
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