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Sarojini Naidu: Birth Anniversary of ‘Nightingale of India’

On her 141st birth anniversary, let's have a look at the life of Nightingale of Indian Sarojini Naidu. She was the first Indian woman to become the President of the Indian National Congress.

Sarojini Naidu: Sarojini Naida was born in a Bengali family in Hyderabdad on 13th Februrary, 1879. She was the first Indian woman to become the President of the Indian National Congress and also the first woman governor to become the governor of a state in India.

She was also a renowned poet and was famously known as Bharatiya Kokila (The Nightingale of India). Sarojini Naidu was a prominent figure during India’s Independence Movement and was greatly influenced by Mahatma Gandhi’s Swaraj ideology. On her 141st Birth Anniversary, we are providing few notable and interesting facts related to Sarojini Naidu

  • At a tender age of 12, she wrote a play called “Maher Muneer”. Her work gained immense popularity and also impressed Nawab of Hyderabad. She gained worldwide popularity for her play.
  • Sarojini Naidu’s father wanted her to become a scientist or mathematician but she was more inclined towards poetry and writing
  • At a very young age, she wrote a poem ‘The Lady of the Lake’ which consists of 1300 lines.
  • Sarojini Naidu married Padipati Govindarajulu Naidu at the age of 19 in 1898.
  • She was awarded with Kaisar-i-Hind Medal for her work during the plague epidemic in India by the British government

  • Sarojini Naidu’s first collection of poems was published named ‘The Golden Threshold’. Her daughter Padmaja Naidu published Sarojini Naidu’s second collection of poems named ‘The Feather of the Dawn’ which was written in 1927.
  • In 1914 she was elected as the fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
  • In 1925, she became the first Indian woman president of the Indian National Congress.
  • She became the first woman governor of United
  • She was also the first woman governor in independent India. She became the governor of the Uttar Pradesh.
  • On 2nd March, 1949 she left for her heavenly abode and left her mark as a woman of dignity and integrity.

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