As part of the celebrations of the 152nd birth anniversary of Kabiguru Rabindranath Tagore, the Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre (IGCC), in association with the State Bank of India in Bangladesh and Channel i as media partner, is organising a musical programme featuring Rabindra Sangeet by prominent Tagore exponent Tapan Mahmud. The programme will be held today at 6:30 pm at the IGCC Gulshan-1, Dhaka.
Mahmud specialises in precise grammatical orientation of tunes, forms and formulations of Tagore's compositions. He has devoted himself towards disseminating Rabindra Sangeet throughout Bangladesh through his active involvement with the prestigious Rabindra Sangeet Shilpi Sangstha of Bangladesh.
Mahmud has been the founder general Secretary of Bangladesh Rabindra Sangeet Shilpi Sangstha from 1988 to 2011 and presently holds the post of president of the organisation. He has also served as senior teacher of Rabindra Sangeet and later as principal of the Bulbul Academy of Fine Arts from 1979 to 2008. He has been a member of the National Committee formed by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Government of Bangladesh for the celebrations of the birth anniversaries of Tagore and Kazi Nazrul Islam in Bangladesh since the past decade.