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Sarojini Naidu, an Indian Political Activist, and a poet was born on 13 February 1879. She proved to be an essential figure at the time of India’s Independence. Her work as a poetess earned her the title “The Nightingale of India” or “Bharat Kokila” by Mahatama Gandhi.
She wrote poetry based on serious issues like Patriotism, Romance, and Tragedy. One of her poems that got really famous in the time was “In the Bazaars of Hyderabad”. She wrote children’s poems as well.
She was born in a Bengali family in Hyderabad. She did her studies in Madras, London, and Cambridge. While she was in England fighting for the rights of women, she was drawn to the Indian National Congress’ movement for India’s Independence. She was a follower of Mahatma Gandhi and liked her idea for Swaraj. She was a part of the Indian Nationalist movement. In 1925, she was appointed as the President of the Indian National Congress, and later in 1947, she was selected as the Governor of the United Provinces. She was the first woman to hold the office of the Governor in the Dominion of India. She joined the Indian Independence movement at the time of the Partition of Bengal in 1905. After that, she got the opportunity to meet some other leaders of that time like Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Rabindranath Tagore, and Mahatma Gandhi who really motivated her to work towards attaining freedom from the colonial regime and other social reforms. She also used to travel to different regions in India to deliver her inspirational lectures on Social welfare, Freedom for women, and Nationalism. She also went to London in the year 1919 to ask for support for freedom from British rule as a part of the All India Home Rule League. She played a major role in leading the Civil Disobedience Movement and the Quit India Movement led by Mahatma Gandhi.