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About Sarojini Naidu


Sarojini Naidu was a child genius and mainly popular by sobriquet The Nightingale of India (Bharatiya Kokila).  She is a poet and an Indian independence activist. Sarojini Naidu was the first Governer of Uttar Pradesh as a woman and become second Indian President of the Indian National Congress as a woman. The people of India celebrated her birthday on the Women’s day.

In the past time, Sarojini is named as Sarojini Chattopadhyay, but later on she became famous as Sarojini Naidu and she is a belonged to the Kulin Brahmins, Bengali family. She is the eldest daughter of famous philosopher, scientist, and educator namely Aghornath Chattopadhyaya and Barada Sundari Devi who was a famous Bengali poetess and born in Hyderabad in India. She was a very good student and very talented in languages like Telugu, Bengali, English, Persian, and Urdu. She topped the Madras University in matriculation at the age of 12 and got national fame at this age. She was fascinated by the poetry, but her father wanted her to become a scientist or mathematician.

During the Bengal partition in year 1905, Sarojini Naidu also joined the Indian national movement at that time. She also took part in the annual conference of Indian National Congress at Cawnpore in year 1925. She also joined the East African Indian Congress in South Africa in 1929. When there was a time of plague epidemic in India, British Government awarded her by the medal of Kaiser-i-Hind for her work at that time. She also got in jail with Gandhiji in year 1942 for the 21 months during the time period of Quit India movement. She called Gandhi ji as “Mickey Mouse” and had a great relationship with him.