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Akha Bhagat

Born in 1591 / Died in 1656 / India / English

Akha Bhagat poet from India was born in 1591, had 65 years and died in 1656. Poems were written in Renaissance mainly in English language. Dominant movement is other.


Akha Bhagat (or commonly known as Akho) (Gujarati: ??? ???, ???) 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 got inspiration to go towards the way of Bhakti from Saint Gokulnath. He shared his experience and knowledge in chhappa.The poetry writing style he followed for lending his philosophy in verse. ..