Gangadhar Meher

Gangadhar Meher,  Freedom Fighter of Orissa, Odia Poet, Oriya Writer
Gangadhar Meher, one of the famous poets or Orissa was born on 9th of August 1862 to a weaver family at Barapalli of Sambalpur district. He is known for his beautiful narration and poems on nature, devotion and patriotism. His poems are like Bhanja (Kabi Samrat Upendra Bhanja) pattern and idyllic; however he follows to Kabibar Radhanath Ray. In addition, his nature poems can be easily compared with the poems of Shelly, Byron and Keats’s.


Famous poems written by Gangadhar Meher are:

  • Pranaya Ballari
  • Kichaka Badha
  • Indumati
  • Utkal Laxmi
  • Ayodhya Drushya
  • Kabita Kallola
  • Arghya Thali
  • Ahalya Staba
  • Mahima
  • Bharati Bhabana
  • Kumara Janmotsav
  • Bhakti Upahar
  • Padmini
  • Kabita Mala
  • Krushaka Sangita

Famous prose creations of Gangadhar Meher are:
  • Atma Jeevani
  • Shri Nruparaj Singh
  • Purana Kabi Fakir Mohan
  • Swargiya Kashinath Panda
  • Ehiki Pruthibira Sabda?
  • Sikshit, Ashikshit
  • Shikshya Bhimanini

The great poet and one of the makers of Modern Orissa (Odisha) Shri Gangadhar Meher breathed his last on 4th April, 1924.

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