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Tagore’s 74th death anniv today
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Tagore’s 74th death anniv today

The nation is going to observe the 74th anniversary of death of Nobel Laureate Poet Rabindranath Tagore today with elaborate programmes marking the day, report agencies. Tagore died at the age of 80 on August 7, 1941, according to the Gregorian calendar. Tagore’s anniversary of death is observed in Bangladesh on Sraban 22 in the Bangla calendar. Rabindranath was the first non-European poet to win Nobel Prize for literature.  His compositions were chosen by Bangladesh and India as national anthems. He won the Nobel Prize in 1913 for ‘Song Offerings, the English translation of Gitanjali, an anthology of his poems.’