Undoubtedly one of the most prominent Tagore exponents to have graced Rabindra Sangeet, Rezwana Chowdhury Bannya has been presenting the magical essence of the genre for decades. Her melodious voice went on to transcend borders, winning the hearts of millions. Born in Rangpur, Bannya practiced music from an early age. Later on, the determined artiste earned a scholarship at Santiniketan, where she was mentored by the direct students of Tagore. The list of awards won by Bannya, including the Swadhinata Padak, is as illustrious as her career. As she turns a year older today, The Daily Star conveys best wishes to her for a healthy and prosperous life.