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भिखारी ठाकुर

साल के आखिरी दिन भिखारी ठाकुर की सौगात। वीडियो भी देखें। इसे फिल्‍म रायटर्स एसोसिएशन के साइट से लिया गया है
The label ‘Shakespeare of Bhojpuri’ might sound like a tongue-in-cheek oxymoron to those who are unfamiliar with Bhikhari Thakur’s legacy, but it’s only befitting for a man who happened to be the sole vanguard of an entire cultural movement. Kamlesh Pandey calls him the Aadi-Purush (protoplast) of Bhojpuri (i.e. the language of western Bihar) literature and folk art.

Undoubtedly, the most popular Bhojpuri playwright, lyricist, singer, performer and theater-director Bhikhari Thakur continues to rule hearts after more than forty years of his death.

BIRTH

Bhikhari Thakur was born on December 18, 1887 in Qutubpur (Diyara) of Saran district (Bihar) to Dal Singar Thakur and Shivkali Devi. He also had a younger brother named Bahor Thakur. Bhikhari grew up learning his father’s occupation and went to Kharagpur to earn his livelihood as a barber. Within a few years he h…