A Nineteenth-century author and religious figure, he is known for such literary works as The Epic of Saint Sabbas and Objections of Nikanor Grujic. He published an autobiography in 1907.
He studied at the Serbian Orthodox Seminary.
His birth name was Milutin Grujic; he adopted the name Nikanor after taking his monastic vows.
He was born in Lippo to Agripina Kosic and Reverend Prokopije Grujic and had a brother, Dragutin, who also entered the priesthood.
He, like George Cosbuc, was an Eastern European poet and author.