Bangla Academy has conferred 'Rabindra Award-2018' on researcher Abul Momen and singer Fahim Hossain Chowdhury.
Abul Momen got the award in recognition to his researches on Tagore while Fahim Hossain Chowdhury for practicing Rabindra Sangeet (songs).
Bangla Academy Chairman Professor Emeritus Anisuzzaman and Director General Professor Shamsuzzaman Khan handed over the award to them at a function yesterday (Monday).
Bangla Academy organized the function at its Abdul Karim Sahityabisharad Auditorium in the evening, marking the 157th birth anniversary of great poet Rabindranath Tagore.
Professor Emeritus Anisuzzaman presided over the function while Vice-Chancellor of Rabindra University Professor Biswajit Ghosh presented a keynote paper on Rabindranath.
Professor Shamsuzzaman Khan delivered the welcome speech in the programme.
Later, a cultural function was held at the venue.