New Delhi: Sarojini Naidu is better known as the Nightingale of India or Bharatiya Kokila. Her poems were known to be imagery and gestures for ideal love.
Born on February 13, 1879, Sarojini had an inclination towards writing since the age of 12. Her collection of poems 'The Broken Wings' was published in 1905. She joined the Indian national movement during the Bengal Partition in 1905. Her works for the country's independence are notable.
She presided over the annual session of Indian National Congress in Kanpur in 1925 and attended the East African Indian Congress in South Africa in 1929. Naidu participated in the Round Table Conference with Mahatma Gandhi and Madan Mohan Malaviya in 1930.
Sarojini Naidu was later appointed the Governor of the United Provinces, now Uttar Pradesh.
She passed away on March 2, 1949, at the Government House in Lucknow.
President Ram Nath Kovind and several others on Tuesday paid tribute to renowned poet, political leader and freedom fighter, Sarojini Naidu, on her birth anniversary.
Tributes to Sarojini Naidu — poet, political leader and pioneer of our women’s movement, on her birth anniversary #PresidentKovind— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) February 13, 2018
My tributes on the birth anniversary of #SarojiniNaidu ji, a poetess n politician. She is a role model for women as the First Indian woman to become President of INC n a Governor in free India.. pic.twitter.com/pkjHueWjtb— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) February 13, 2018
Remembering freedom fighter Sarojini Naidu on her birth anniversary— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) February 13, 2018
Remembering Sarojini Naidu on her birth anniversary. Known as the 'Nightingale of India', She was one of the most prominent leaders of the Indian independence movement. She became First Woman President of Indian National Congress. pic.twitter.com/xjHppV8iFS— All India Mahila Congress (@MahilaCongress) February 13, 2018
Sarojini Naidu’s birth Anniversary. The Nightingale of India. She joined the Indian national movement in the wake of partition of Bengal in 1905. She played a leading role in the Quit India Movement & was jailed along with Gandhiji. In this pic seen w Gandhiji & Charlie Chaplin. pic.twitter.com/jPE9gIvPyI— Sadhavi Khosla (@sadhavi) February 13, 2018