Saint Tukaram

He was born in a village called Dehu on the banks of a river Indrayani in Maharashtra, he inherited the family rights of collecting money from traders but he and his family suffered a lot due to famine in his area and by cheating others. He then wrote poetic compositions called Abhangs in praise of his family deity Vothoba, which had greatly influenced the Marathi literature, Tukaram realized that singing and chanting of God’s glory was the ultimate source of human liberation.
His followers believe that at the age of about forty eight, he was taken away bodily to heaven as only his cymbals, rug and tambura (musical instrument he was playing) were found floating in the river without the body. Even today he is the most popular saint of Maharashtra. 

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