Atma Ram Gairola : The Inspiring Garhwali Poet
Atma Ram Gairola is the Garhwali poets who initiated creating garhwali poetry in the form of Hindi. He is the contemporary creative of Satya Sharan Raturi,, Mahant Harsha Puri, Daurgadutti Rudola .
Atma Ram Gairola was born 25th April, 1855 in Lal Dhung, Pati Badiyargarh of Tihri Garhwal.
He used to publish his Garhwali poems in a monthly magazine- Garhwali , His Garhwali language poetry collection as Garhwali Kavitavali. His poems are called as inspiring poems in Garhwali. He used to inspire other Garhwalis to write poems in Garhwali rather than in Khadi boli.
Chala gwero ! Goru hum charola bhyun ki raw, vakhi machha marla, dhungali bhi vakhi pakaula
Tara Dutt Gairola is famous for his uses of pure Garhwali words in poem and was stern advocate of Garhwalism , Gairola pointed attention on the village system of Garhwal by his poems.
Tara Dutt Gairola expired on 22 June, 1922
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