Kolkata, Aug 8: People from all walks of life in Bengal along with the rest of
the country today paid homage to Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore on his 78th death anniversary. A prolific writer whose works ranged from poems and songs to short stories and plays, Rabindranath Tagore passed away on August 7, 1941 on ‘Baishe Srabon’ (The 22nd Srabon in the Bengali calendar).
The day - 22 Shrabon - was observed with due solemnity, underscoring Tagore's
genius that is evident in his compositions in music, art and penmanship West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today paid tribute to the poet on the occasion. “Tribute to Rabindranath Tagore on his death anniversary,” Banerjee posted on her social networking page.
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh in a tweet massage said, “Where mind is without fear & head is held high.. Into that heaven of freedom.. let my country awake.." Humble tributes to legendary poet #RabindranathTagore, the 1st non-European to win Nobel Prize in Literature, on his death anniversary." Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot in his message said, “Remembering Gurudev #RabindranathTagore on his death anniversary. His contribution to the literature will always be remembered.”
Chief Minister of Puducherry V.Narayanasamy said, “Remembering the Nobel laureate #RabindranathTagore on his death anniversary today. His contributions in the field of #Literature is inspired for generations.” The State government will officially pay the death anniversary respects to the poet at the Eastern Lawn of the Assembly House here.
In Kolkata, a commemorative service was organised at Jorasanko Thakurbari – the ancestral house of Tagore that now houses the administrative block of Rabindra Bharati University – that was attended by students of the university and the common public alike. Even as the skies opened up, they could not dampen the spirits of the hundreds who assembled at the Thakurbari since early in the morning to take part in the service. (UNI)