|Died||29 June 1986 66)(aged|
|Pen name||Kol Lako Bodra|
Thinker, poet, writer,Dramatist
|Subject||Writer & Linguistic|
|Literary movement||Language & Linguistic Identity with Self determination|
Ot Guru Kol Lako bodra (Ho: 𑢵 𑢫𑣋𑣜𑣃 𑢬𑣉𑣚 𑢺𑣌𑣉 𑢷𑣉𑣔𑣜𑣁) is the creator of the writing system known variously as Varang Kshiti. Varang Kshiti is known as Ho alphabet in India and used for writing the Ho language.
Lako Bodra was born on 19th September 1919 in Paseya village, Khutpani Block, West Singhbhum, Jharkhand to a humble and religious family of Lebeya and Jano Bodra. Lako Bodra start his primary education at Bachom Hatu primary school. After completing his primary school he took admission in Purueya primary school. In Purueya he complete his 8th class then his parents sent him to his maternal uncle's home in Chakradharpur. In Chakradharpur he was admitted to the Grammar High School in 9th class. After completing his 9th class he went to Chaibasa for further studies. He took admission in matriculation in District High School, Chaibasa. There he complete his matriculation. After completing matriculation he moved to Jalandhar, Punjab by the help of Jaipal Singh for further education and attended Jalandhar city college where he graduated in Homeopathy.
Professional life and Varang Kshiti
After completing his education he went back to home. Then he got a job in Indian Railways as a clerk and was posted to Danguwapasi. During his job in railways he invented the Varang Kshiti alphabet. For spreading Varang Kshiti he made Adi Samaj(Dupub Huda) in Jodapokhar, Jhinkpani by help of Mr.Mahati Bandara. Adi samaj meetings were held in a house in the ACC cement plant colony in Jhinkpani. Near by village people came to the Adi Samaj to become literate in Varang Kshiti.