Balakrishna Bhagwant Borkar

[Ba Bha Borkar] (1910 – 1984 / Goa / India)

Balakrishna Bhagwant Borkar
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Balkrishna Bhagwant Borkar (Bakibab Borkar or Bā Bha Borkar) (Hindi: बाळकृष्ण भगवन्त बोरकर), was an eminent Marathi and Konkani poet born in Curchorem village in Goa. He studied only up to 2nd grade in Marathi medium and completed his further education in Portuguese medium. He acquired a Portuguese Teachers Diploma certificate.

Konkani was his mother tongue spoken in the household. He lived in a joint family and the atmosphere in the house was very religious. The mornings began early with Bhupali, Stotra, religious songs and Aartis. The evenings too would ring with different forms of religious poems like Abhanga, Viranya, Goulani, Bharud and Bhajan, all sung in different tunes and... more »

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