Tribute to Tagore- the magical world of Rabindra-sangeet
On 4 June we pay tribute to one of India’s greatest sons- Rabindranath Tagore (1861- 1941), whose 150th birth anniversary is being celebrated far and wide. The first non European to win the coveted Noble Prize in 1913 (in Literature), Tagore was a playwright, poet, song writer, novelist, painter, educator, philosopher and humanist of rare genius. Writing over 2000 songs, he created ‘Rabindra-sangeet’ as an important genre of Bengali music. He is probably the only poet to have composed the national anthems of two countries- ‘Jana Gana Mana’ for India and ‘Amar Shonar Bangla’ for Bangladesh. Many popular Hindi film songs have been inspired by Tagore melodies.
Songs by local artists in Bengali and Hindi and a presentation on Tagore, the myriad- minded man.”