In May 1861 Zabila met in Borzna the coffin of Shevchenko, buyout led from St. Petersburg, accompanied it to Kanev and attended the funeral.
May 31, 1861 dated last known Zabila's poem – "". It was published at the end of 1861.
Specific facts about Zabila in subsequent years unknown.
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