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|Born||Tryambak Bapuji Thombre
13 August 1890
|Died||5 May 1918
Bhadali Railway Station,Dist-Jalgaon.
|Known for||Poems in Marathi|
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'.
Thombre's poems are marked by exuberant language. 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)
Recording of one of Balkavi's poem.
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