Bihari is a great poet of Ritikal. His full name is Bihari Lal Chaube. Bihari’s most famous work is Bihari Satsai having Seven Hundred Verses. Bihari Satsai is written in Brajbhasha. The couplets in Bihari Satsai are inspired by the Krishna. And see the beauty that each couplet is independent and complete in it.
Bihari was in 1595. His place of birth is Govindpur near Gwalior. His father’s name is Keshav Rai. Bihari spent his boyhood in Orchha in the Bundelkhand region as his father settled there. After marriage Bihari settled with in-law’s in Mathura. He studied Sanskrit in his early life.
When he was in Orchha state, he met the famous poet Keshavdas from whom he took lessons in poetry. After shifting to Mathura, he got an opportunity to visit the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan. Shah Jehan immediately got impressed by his work and invited him to stay in Agra where he learnt Persian language. In Agra he came into contact with Rahim, another famous poet. Once Raja Jai Singh of Amber, near Jaipur, happened to hear him and invited him over to Jaipur. Bihari accepted his offer and went with him. Bihari composed his greatest work, Satasai in Amber. Each couplet of Bihari Satsai is fitted with specilities of Hindi Kavya like Ras, Reeti, Vakrokti, Alankar, Nayika Bhed etc.
Bihari died in 1720.