As a long standing friend of the Bengal Foundation, we are deeply saddened by the news of Dr Goswami’s passing. We extend our heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the family of the bereaved.
Dr Goswami was a musicologist, litterateur, researcher, educationist, translator, editor and columnist. Despite being widely recognised as a Nazrul exponent, he had also published several widely acclaimed research-based work on Tagore and Bengali music. His notable works include ‘Aspects of Nazrul Songs’, ‘Kazi Nazrul Islam: A Profile’ and ‘Introducing Kazi Nazrul Islam’ and ‘Rabindranath-er Palestine Bhabna O Onnanyo’. Dr. Goswami received many awards including Nazrul Memorial Gold Medal and award (1987) by Nazrul Institute, Bangla Academy Literary Award (2008), Ekushey Padak (2012) and the Tagore Award (2013).
Dr. Goswami passed away on June 30, 2017, aged 74.