Sarojini Naidu

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Sarojini Naidu

Born: 13 February 1879

Died: 2 March 1949

  • She was an Indian independence activist and poet.
  •  She was born in a Bengali Hindu family at Hyderabad and was educated in Chennai, London, and Cambridge.
  •  She married Dr. Govindarajulu Naidu and settled down in Hyderabad.
  • She took part in the National Movement, became a follower of Mahatma Gandhi and fought for the attainment of Swaraj.
  • She became the President of Indian National Congress and later she was appointed to the Governor of the United Provinces, now Uttar Pradesh. Known as the ‘Nightingale of India’.
  • she was also a noted poet. Her poetry includes children’s poems, nature poems, patriotic poems and poems of love and death.
  • She also wrote poetry in praise of Muslim figures like Imam Hussain.

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