Kolkata: Eminent lyricist Gulzar and noted cartoonist Narayan Debnath will be conferred the honorary ‘Doctor of Letters’ by Rabindra Bharati University (RBU) at its 40th annual convocation on May 8. It was announced on the part of RBU on Monday. Social scientist Dipankar Gupta will be the chief guest and West Bengal Governor K.N. Tripathi, who is also the chancellor of the university, will preside over the ceremony at RBU’s Jorasanko campus in north Kolkata, said acting registrar Debdatta Roy.
In addition, State Akademi Awards will be given to Chetna Jalan (dance), Shaoli Mitra (drama) and Dhaneshwar Roy (music). In connection to the celebration of Rabindra Jayanti on the part of the University, they will hold ‘kavi sammelan’ on May 6 where poets from across the state will participate.Craftsmen from various districts of Bengal will showcase their creations at Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s ancestral home ‘Jorasanko Thakurbari’, the location of a section of the varsity’s departments, from May 7-10.