Profile of the poet of nature Gangadhar Meher

The nature poet Gangadhar Meher is one of the rarest gems of Oriya literature. He used to help his father by weaving the clothes but somewhere in the mean time he learned to weave the words much beautifully than the clothes. Though he has studied only up to 5th class, today a collage has been named to his honor. The prakruti kavi breathe his last breath at the age of 62. Here is a brief profile of the Oriya Swabhaba Kavi, Gangadhar Meher.

Biography of Gangadhar Meher

Gangadhar was born on 9th August, 1862, at Barapali in Bargarh district. He belongs to a weaver family. His father's name is Chaitanya Meher and mother's name is Sevati Devi. He got married at the age of 10 to Shanta Devi. After her death, he married to Champa Devi.

He is one of the rarest gems in Oriya literature. He was very fondly known as "Swabhab Kabi" and "Prakruti Kabi". However, very few people knew that Gangadhar Meher's schooling career was over when he was in standard five only! The strange is the ways of life; a person who studied only up to 5th class, after 25 years of his death, in Sambalpur a collage has been named in his honor. The Sambalpur Collage was opened in 1944 but in 1949 it has been renamed as Gangadhar Meher Collage. He died in 4th April, 1924.

Literature works by Gangadhar Meher

Some of the golden poetries of Gangadhar Meher are;

1. Tapashwini.
2. Pranay Ballari.
3. Indumati.
4. Kichaka Badha.
5. Utkala Lakshmi.
6. Bharati Bhabana.
7. Ayodhya Drushya.
8. Arghya Thali.
9. Kabita Kollal.
10. Kabita Mala.
11. Kumar Janmotsava.
12. Padmini.
13. Bhakti Uphara.

Some of the renowned prose works of Gangadhar Meher are;

1. Atma Jeevani.
2. Purana Kabi Fakir Mohan.
3. Shri Nrupraj Singh.
4. Swargiya Kashinatha Panda.
5. Eha ki Prithivi Ra Sabda.

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