|Intro||Indian Marathi poet|
|A.K.A.||Tryambak Bapuji Thombre|
|Birth||1890, Dharangaon, India|
|Death||1918, Jalgaon, India (aged 28 years)|
Tryambak Bapuji Thombre (13 August 1890 – 5 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 writer and poet Narayan Tilak, a Marathi poet from the Konkan region of the Bombay Presidency in British Raj and a convert to Christianity. Narayan Tilak identified the talent within Tryambak 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. Notable works include: Phulrani (फूलरानी) Audumber (औदुंबर) Shraavan-Maasii Harshh Maanasii (श्रावण मासी हर्ष मानसी) Anandi anand Gade, jikade tikade chohikade (आनंदी आनंद गड़े जिकडे तिकडे चौहीकडे)