Akha Bhagat

[Akho] (1591–1656 / Gujarat / India)

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Akha Bhagat (or commonly known as Akho) (Gujarati: અખા ભગત, અખો) was a medieval period poet in Gujarati literature who wrote in the tradition of the Bhakti movement. He kept Gujarati literature alive and wrote his poems in pattern which is called "chhappa" (satirical poems).


He came to Ahmedabad from Jetalpur in the 17th Century. He was goldsmith by profession. His residence in Ahmedabad which is small room in Desaini Pol at Khadia is known as Akha no Ordo (literally meaning A room of Akha). Akho was Hindu- soni by cast and sub cast is pasawala (dhanpat). Soni means gold smith. one lane in desaini pol (street) is named as 'akha bhagatno khancho'. He ... more »

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  • Zubiya Surti Zubiya Surti (6/23/2013 9:59:00 AM)

    He was a revolutionary poet of his time.His poems or chappas are very effective.He has opposed all kinds of blindfaiths and evil practices prevailing at his time.He uses sarcasm and humour in the right measure.

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