RBU to confer D Litt on Sanjib Chattopadhyay
Kolkata: Rabindra Bharati University (RBU) will confer D Litt on noted author Sanjib Chattopadhyay at its 44th convocation that will be held on Wednesday. Apart from Chattopadhyay, noted classical dancer Sonal Mansingh and tabla maestro Swapan Chaudhuri will also be awarded D Litt by the university.
The convocation will also see some other awards being handed over to the recipients. Kalabati Debi will be conferred the West Bengal State Akademi Award for dance, while Maya Ghosh will receive the same award for drama, noted sitar player Manilal Nag for music and Wasim Kapoor for visual arts.
Acharya Dinesh Chandra Sen Memorial Award will be presented to Shubhendu Maity for folklore research.
RBU Vice-Chancellor Sabyasachi Basu Ray Chaudhury said that Professor V N Jha will deliver the convocation address and Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi, who is also the Chancellor of the university, will also grace the occasion. The convocation programme will be held at the Jorasanko campus of the varsity.
99 students will be handed over their PhD degrees while medals and endowments will be handed over to 138 students.
Rabindra Bharati University was founded on May 8, 1962 under the Rabindra Bharati Act, to mark the birth centenary of poet Rabindranath Tagore at his residential house at Kolkata, for the advancement of learning and culture particularly in the branches of music, dance and drama.