West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday remembered poet, playwright and musician Dwijendralal Ray on his 105th death anniversary.
CM Mamata Banerjee in a tweet said, “Solemnly remembering poet, playwright and musician Dwijendralal…on his death anniversary”
“Our Govt is setting up Dhano Dhanyo Bhavan – a cultural complex of international standard – as a mark of respect to him”, added Banerjee.
Solemnly remembering poet, playwright and musician Dwijendralal Roy on his death anniversary. Our Govt is setting up Dhano Dhanyo Bhavan – a cultural complex of international standard – as a mark of respect to him.
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) May 17, 2018
Dwijendralal Ray was a Bengali poet, playwright, and musician. Ray regarded as on of the most important figures in early Bengali literature was was known for his nationalist songs and historical plays.
His songs known as Dwijendrageeti or the songs of Dwijendralal, which number over 500, create a separate subgenre of Bengali music.
Two of his most famous compositions are Dhana Dhanya Pushpa Bhara and Banga Amar Janani Amar.
His composition Dhana Dhanya Pushpa Bhara is immensely popular in both Bangladesh and India, and was reportedly considered a possible choice to become the national anthem of Bangladesh in 1971.