Sarojini Naidu Death Anniversary
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She was an Indian freedom fighter, political activist and poet. A proponent of civil rights, women's emancipation, and anti-imperialistic ideas,
Who was Sarojani Naidu ?
She was born on 13th February 1879 in Hyderabad and passed away on March 2, 1949, due to a cardiac arrest
Died as governor of UP
Sarojini Naidu started her literary career at the age of 12. As a young child, she wrote a 1,300 line-long poem, 'The Lady of the Lake'.
A child prodigy
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During the plague epidemic in India, the British government awarded her the 'Kaisar-i-Hind' medal for her work.
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In 1925, Sarojani Naidu became the first Indian woman President of the Indian National Congress
First women president of INC
In 1917, she founded the Women's India Association (WIA). India celebrates Naidu's birthday (13th February) as National Women's Day.
Birthday as National Women's Day
She was often referred to the 'Nightingale of India' or 'Bharat Kokila' owing to her mesmerising poetry and her rich literary works
Why nightingale of India?
Naidu was appointed as the governor of the United Provinces (present-day Uttar Pradesh), making her India's first woman governor.
Governor of United Provinces