One of the great Indian women who stood up for the independence of the country was born today i.e. on 13th February. Popularly known as “Nightingale of India” or Bhartiya Kokila, Sarojini Naidu was also a great poet and her literary work is still an inspiration for the youngsters.
She had started writing at a very young age and “Maher Muneer” was her first work for which she earned praise from the Nawab Of Hyderabad. Here are more interesting facts about this brave Indian freedom fighter.
Unknown Facts About “Bhartiya Kokila”
- During the years 1947 to 1949, Sarojini served as the governor of Agra and Oudh. She was the first woman to be the governor. Besides this, she was the first lady to become the President of INC and had also led the East African Indian Congress.
- “The Golden Threshold” was Sarojini’s first poetry collection that was released in 1905. Later, she published “The Feather of The Dawn” in 1961.
When Sarojini Was In Jail
The same year when Sarojini published her first collection of work, she entered into politics. She took part in various Indian National Movements; Quit India Movement was one of those for which the British government put her into jail.
And not just politics, Sarojini worked for the welfare of society and women. Women’s Indian Association was established by her in 1917.
Great Supporter Of Gandhiji
Sarojini was called as the greatest and strongest advocate of Gandhiji and supported him during the Satyagraha in 1930. She was truly dedicated to the country and supported Mahatma Gandhi in every possible way to bring freedom to India. Very few people know that Sarojini was called Mickey Mouse for her strong support to the Father of the Nation.
Best Notary Work
If anyone wants to truly know Sarojini Naidu, then have a look at her best works. Here are 5 classic works written by “The Nightingale of India” that depicts the Indian contemporary life, common peoples, and their emotions through her poems.
- The Bird Of Time
- Palanquin Bearers
- The Broken Wing
- In The Bazaars of Hyderabad
- The Golden Threshold
She was indeed the most influential public figure and to honor her several colleges, hospital, and institutions were opened. At the age of 19, she married Padipati Govindarajulu and had 4 children. 1949 Lucknow, Sarojini died due to cardiac arrest.