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Sarojini Naidu was an Indian freedom fighter and poet. Read this brief biography to find more on her life.
Sarojini NaiduHow to Cite
Famous as: Poet and Freedom Fighter
Born on: 13 February 1879
Born in: Hyderabad, India
Died on: 02 March 1949
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius Famous Aquarians
Works & Achievements: First Indian woman president of Indian National Congress and first woman to be appointed Governor of any state in India
Sarojini Naidu, also known as Sarojini Chattopadhyaya, was a famous Indian poet and a major freedom fighter who went on becoming the first Indian woman to be appointed the president of the Indian National Congress and the Governor of any state in India. Most of all, she was a noted child prodigy and a master of the children's literature. Naidu was given a sobriquet Bharat Kokila (The Nightingale of India) on account of her beautiful poems and songs. Some of her best books that established her as a potent writer include The Golden Threshold, The Gift of India, and The Broken Wing. An active participant of the Indian Independence movement, Naidu joined the national movement taking Gandhi's call and joined him in the popular Salt March to Dandi. With the Indian Independence in 1947, Sarojini Naidu was made the Governor of the Uttar Pradesh in the wake of her contribution to the movement.
SAROJINI NAIDU TIMELINE
Sarojini Naidu was born on 13 February.
She went on to study at King's College in London.
Sarojini married Dr. Muthyala Govindarajulu.
The first volume of her poetries The Golden Threshold was published.
She published a biography of Muhammad Ali Jinnah entitled as The Ambassador of Hindu-Muslim Unity.
Rowlett Act was introduced.
She became a delegate to the East African Indian Congress.
Naidu was appointed the President of the National Congress.
she was arrested along with Mahatma Gandhi for her involvement in the Quit India movement.
Sarojini Naidu was made the Governor of the Uttar Pradesh.
She died of a heart attack on 2 March.
Her daughter Padma published a collection of poems entitled The Feather of The Dawn.