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Rabindra Utshab on May 8-9

Rabindra Utshab on May 8-9

Today marks the 157th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Thakur (1861-1941) who took Bangla literature and music to a new height. Having been the first non-European individual to win the Nobel Prize in 1913, Rabindranath transcended his status as a poet, music composer, dramatist and artist.

Rabindra Sangeet, in particular has become an entirely new genre of music that is still played and researched world-wide.

On the occasion of Rabindra Jayonti, Chhayanaut is commemorating the poet with Rabindra Utshab on May 8-9. The event will start at 6 p.m. Among various cultural events, lyric poetry of Sanjida Khatun will be recited on the occasion.

Surtirtha is hosting Ekhono Gelo Na Adhaar on May 12 at Bangladesh National Museum at 6.30 p.m. Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Bangladesh has helped organize the show.

Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy is celebrating Rabindra Jayonti with 'Purbacholey Rabindranath' at 6.30 p.m.