Born at a small village Qutubpur in Chapra, Bhikhari Thakur had to travel all the way to Kharagpur in West Bengal in search of leaving. At that time Kolkata was the most sought after place for living. There itself Bhikhari Thakur developed a taste for drama, songs and dance. After spending some time in Bengal, Bhikhari Thakur came back to his village again. Probably he might have realised that despite his material earnings he was still a beggar. After coming back to Qutubpur, Bhikhari Thakur formed his own drama group and started surveying the new developing society. Just like the lead character of Videshiya-Videshi, probably Bhikhari might have developed a belief that his development lied in his roots. It has always seemed and still seems that no one knew and still knows Bhojpuri language and society better than Bhikhari Thakur. Saying things in a comical and lighter way was his forte. Spending time in Kolkata made him understand his society in a much better way. In his dramas, Bhikhari Thakur presented the village and society from his own point of view. That’s why there is a scent of revolution in his songs and dances. He became the voice of village life and still is. He became a legend in his lifetime. Such was his craze among the people that in every village and every nook and corner of the village, there was only one name on every people’s mouth, and it was of Bhikhari Thakur. People used to throng in thousands jus to see his performance. Let’s pay tribute to him by reviving his legacy once again and join hands to take this legacy of his to a new popularity level.
Bhikhari Thakur- A Voice of Qutubpur Who Went On To Become A Phenomenon, Legend, Shakespeare And Voice of Bhojpuri