Prabasi Inc

Prabasi - Home of Bengalis of New England


Established in 1981 to celebrate and promote Bengali and Indian culture, Prabasi is the oldest Bengali organization in greater Boston. To learn more about our programs and festivals, please email with your contact information. News about our latest events can be found on this page or here.

Kabi Jayanti

We are pleased to announce that this year's Kabi Jayanti will be celebrated on Saturday, 21st May, 2016 between 2:30 pm - 9:00 pm at the Pollard Middle School, 200, Harris Ave, Needham, MA 02492.

Featured Performance

Prabasi is pleased to welcome Shreya Guhathakurta and Ferdous Ara as the featured performers on Saturday, May 21.

Shreya Guhathakurta is a Bengali (Indian) singer. She mainly sings Rabindra Sangeet. She has a perfect and unique style of singing. Shreya Guhathakurta was born into a family of renowned musicians. Shreya is the granddaughter of late Suvo Guhathakurta, founder of two of the Rabindrasangeet institutions in Kolkata - Gitabitan & Dakshinee. From a very early age, Shreya also received Talim from Late Kanika Bandyopadhyay who frequented their Kolkata residence. She considers Mohordida to be her biggest inspiration. She is also the niece of recently deceased Rabindrasangeet exponent, Smt Ritu Guha.

Ferdous Ara is known as The Leading Singer, Teacher and Researcher of Nazrul Sangeet in Bangladesh. Besides Nazrul songs Ferdous Ara is equally proficient in rendering songs of older days as well as many modern songs. In many a celebrated occasions both at home and abroad Ferdous Ara has made her audience and viewers spell bound with the magic of her songs. She is a versatile singer of Patriotic Song, Old Days Song, Modern Bengali Song, Classical Music and Nazrul Sangeet.


Prabasi is now accepting credit card donations via PayPal. Please use the menus below to pledge your support on an annual or event only basis. Students are requested to provide their ID upon registration. The event is free for annual prepaid Prabasi Members. Dinner is included with Concert Tickets. Your additional donations to Prabasi is appreciated.

Non-member and non-prepaid


Additional Donations

A family consists of two parents with children below 18 years of age.

Saraswati Puja 2016

The executive committee would like to express their thanks to all the attendees for making Saraswati Puja 2016 such a success. Pictures of Saraswati Puja 2016 will be posted on the website.