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Gangadhar Meher

[Swabhaba Kavi] (9 August 1862 - 4 April 1924 / Barpali, Bargarh, Orissa / India)

Gangadhar Meher
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Gangadhar Meher (Oriya: ଗଙ୍ଗାଧର ମେହେର), renowned Oriya poet of 19th century also known as Swabhab Kavi, was a literary Midas, who transformed everything into gold by the alchemic touch of his genius. He was a born poet of delicate charm. His was a clean white style. His poem Bhakti (The Devotion) bears eloquent testimony to the change in religious outlook. He was essentially a poet of intuition and side by side he had a penetrating insight. Though poor in wealth and education, he was very rich in mind and culture. In almost all his writings there is a glimpse of originality.

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