Remembering Sant Kabi Bhima Bhoi

A proud State pays rich tributes to the ‘Son of the Soil’, Saint Poet or Sant Kabi Bhima Bhoi on his 167th Birth Anniversary. Legendary Bhima Bhoi (1850-1895), was born at Jatasinga near Subalaya, Subarnapur (previously Rairakhol, Sambalpur).

He died in 1895 at Khaliapali, Subarnapur. He was married to Annapurna and had two children – Labanyabati and Kapileswar.

Bhima Bhol was a devotee of Mahima Gosain and preached Mahima Dharma. His following poem became world famous and later inscribed on the wall of UNO Hall.

ପ୍ରାଣୀ ଙ୍କ ଆରତ ଦୁଃଖ ଅପ୍ରମିତ ଦେଖୁ ଦେଖୁ କେବା ସହୁ, ମୋ ଜୀବନ ପଛେ ନର୍କେ ପଡିଥାଉ ଜଗତ ଉଦ୍ଧାର ହେଉ ।

“witnessing the plethora of plights on earth how one could bear with; let the world get redeemed at my cost” have been inscribed on the wall of the United Nations Organisation (UNO) Hall in various languages.