Bhikhari Thakur

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Bhikhari Thakur

Born:18 Dec 1887

Died:10 July 1971

  • He was an Indian playwright, lyricist, actor, folk dancer, folk singer and social activist in Bhojpuri language popularly known as the “Shakespeare of Bhojpuri”.
  • He started writing dramas, songs and novels etc.
  • He made money, but was unsatisfied with the job. A Ramlila aficionado, he then travelled to Jagannath Purias he had heard that the pilgrimage city organises some of the best Ramlila plays.
  • The language of the books was simple and attracted many. The books were published from Varanasi, Chhapra and Howrah.

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