Balkavi

Intro Indian Marathi poet
A.K.A. Tryambak Bapuji Thombre
Was Poet Writer
From India
Type Literature
Gender male
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.

Early life

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'.

Notable work

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)

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