(Last Updated on : 19-06-2013)
Vithabai Narayangaonkar was a tamasha
performer. She was born in Pandharpur, Solapur district
in the Indian state
in the year1935. His father was Bhausaheb Bapurao Narayangaonkar
, who ran a Tamasha company. She began to dance in her father's productions from the age of 11. She was trained in the art by him as well as Parshwanath Altekar of Sarvodaya Kalapathak, Mumbai
. After her father's death in 1957, she established her own troupe under her name, which travelled all over Maharashtra performing her famous vags. Some of the names can be mentioned as Mumbaichi kelewali i.e. 'Banana Seller of Mumbai', Raigadchi rani or 'Rani of Raigad', Chincholicha deshmukh or 'Deshmukh of Chincholi', Raktat nahali kurhad or "Axe Drenched in Blood", and Maratha sardar. She has also released cassettes of the songs in these shows. Vithabai Narayangaonkar died in 2002.
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