Melodious renditions of Rabindrasangeet or songs of Rabindranath Tagore echoed in the air. Glowing in dim ochre light was the bronze bust of "Gurudev" perched upon a pillar under a sprawling green tree. Oil-lit earthen lamps dotting the stage periphery of the open air theater were adding to the effects of the warm starry evening on Sunday.
The occasion was special -- to pay a tribute to Tagore on his 149th birthday. The three day-birthday celebrations, which began on May 7, has also ushered in year-long festivities to mark his 150th birth anniversary next year.
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