Balkavi

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BalKavi
Born Tryambak Bapuji Thombre
13 August 1890
Dharangaon,Dist-Jalgaon.(Maharashtra)
Died 5 May 1918
Bhadali Railway Station,Dist-Jalgaon.
Nationality Indian
Occupation Poet
Known for Poems in Marathi

Tryambak Bapuji Thombre (13 August 1890 – 05 May 1918) was an Indian Marathi poet. He used the pen name Balkavi, which is also spelled as Baalkavi or Baal-kavi.

He spent a period of his childhood with the renowned writer and poet Narayan Tilak. Narayan Vaman Tilak (6 December 1861 – 1919) was a Marathi poet from the Konkan region of the Bombay Presidency in British India and a famous convert to Christianity. Narayan Tilak identified the talent within Balkavi and brought him to his home. Laxmibai Tilak had a motherly relationship with Balkavi. She mentioned some of her memories of Balkavi in her autobiography 'Smruti Chitre'.[1]

Notable work[edit]

Thombre's poems are marked by exuberant language.[1] Some notable works written are:

  • Phulrani (फूलरानी)
  • Audumber (औदुम्बर)
  • Shraavan-Maasii Harshh Maanasii (श्रावण मासी हर्ष मानसी)
  • Anandi anand Gade, jikade tikade chohikade (आनंदी आनंद गड़े जिकडे तिकडे चौहीकडे)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Datta, Amaresh (1987). The Encyclopedia of Indian Literature. Sahitya Akademi. ISBN 978-81-260-1803-1. Retrieved 2009-12-09.