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Many TV specials to commemorate 77th anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore’s death

  • Published at 04:04 pm August 6th, 2018
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Tagore was a poet, visual artist, playwright, novelist, as well as a composer—whose works reshaped Bangla literature and music in the late 19th and early 20th centuries

The 77th anniversary of the Bard of Bengal, Rabindranath Tagore’s, death is being observed on Monday. Different TV channels in Bangladesh have announced special programs for the occasion.

Deepto TV will air a special live musical show entitled “Robir Aloy Deepto” featuring: Sohana Saba, Warda Rihab, Nandita and Nirjher Chowdhury at 12am.

NTV will air a special TV drama entitled “Laboratory” based on Tagore’s short story of the same name. The television drama directed by Masum Reza stars: Tarin, Azad Abul Kalam, Irfan Sazzad, Tasnuva Tisha, and more.

Additionally, Banglavision will air a TV drama entitled “Nishithe” based on Tagore’s short story of the same name. The drama, directed by Rawnak Hasan, will feature: Aupi Karim, Rawnak Hasan, Namira, and Soniya in lead roles and will be aired at 9pm.

Channel i will air Nahid Ahmed Pial’s TV drama “Tomar Onno Juger Shokha,” based on Tagore’s poems, at 7:50pm. They will also air a special tv-movie titled “Drishtidaan” at 3:05pm on August 8; it stars: Anisur Rahman Milon, Golam Farida Chanda, Shatirtha Rahman, and more.

Tagore was a poet, visual artist, playwright, novelist, as well as a composer—whose works reshaped Bangla literature and music in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Born on 7 May 1861 at the Jorasanko mansion in Kolkata; he was the youngest of 13 surviving children of Debendranath Tagore and Sarada Devi.

He became Asia's first Nobel laureate after winning the Nobel Prize in literature for his book “Gitanjali” in 1913.

Two of his songs are now the national anthems of Bangladesh and India, “Amar Sonar Bangla” and “Jana Gana Mana.”

Tagore wrote: novels, short stories, songs, dance-dramas, and essays on political and personal topics. “Gitanjali,” “Gora,” and “Ghare-Baire,” “Chokher Bali,” are among his best-known works.