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Silchar, Aug 9: Nobel laureate, poet, composer and writer of some of the finest songs in the world, Kabiguru Rabindrath Tagore breathed his last on Baishey Shrabon, the 22nd day of the Bengali month of Shrava. Bengalis across the globe sheds tear on this day while observing it with reverence, respect and admiration for the genius. In this regard, Samakal Cultural Organization hosted an event to pay rich tributes to the Nobel laureate at Banga Bhawan of this town on Tuesday. Rabindrath Tagore was the first non European to be awarded a Nobel Prize. Tagore’s works which comprise poems, paintings, songs, short stories, dramas, dance dramas, essays and novel has left an indelible mark on the literary work.
Rabi Thakur not only reshaped Bengali literature but also created ripples worldwide. The event was brought to life by some stunning and stellar performances by a number of artistes. Samakal is credited for organizing cultural programme every year to commemorate death anniversary of the genius poet. The centre of attraction was the rendition of Rabindra Sangeet by the Kolkata based renowned singer Shreya Guhathakurta. Her soulful voice cast a spell of magic on the audience. Rabindrath Tagore won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913 for authoring Gitanjali. He was born to Maharishi Debendrath Tagore and Sarada Devi in Jorasanko mansion in Kolkata. Even after his demise, some 7 decades ago, his works continue to inspire, encourage and hearten us. Rabi Thakur is for all seasons.