Sarojini Naidu was a poet and a freedom fighter of India. She is famously known as ‘Nightingale of India’ because of the beautiful poems that she wrote.
Sarojini Naidu was born in a family where her father was in charge of a college in Hyderabad and her mother was also a poet. She had studied at King’s College, London and Girton College, Cambridge. In 1905 Bengal was partitioned in name of administrative convenience. She joined the Independence movement. She met Rabindranath Tagore, Gopal Krishna Gokhale and Mahatma Gandhi during the freedom struggle. Then she travelled to different parts of India and gave speeches on Women’s right, nationalism and social welfare.
She had won many awards one such award is Kaiser e Hind medal which she returned after Jallianwala bagh massacre.
Sarojini Naidu became the second woman president of Indian National Congress party. Her dedication towards her country and countrymen made her public’s favourite.
She is an important leader of the movements like Civil Disobedience Movement and Quit India Movement and also got arrested many times. However, nothing reduced her love for the nation. She became the Governor of Uttar Pradesh and was the first woman governor in our country.
Today people remember her more as a poet. Her poems were admired by politicians, leaders and poets outside India also. Her poem “In the Bazaars of Hyderabad” is one of the most well-known poems.
Sarojini Naidu is still an inspiration for all the women. She never let anything become her weakness and achieved everything that she wanted to as a woman. She empowered women and set an example which is still followed to this day.
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Question on Sarojini Naidu
Who is Sarojini Naidu?
Sarojini Naidu is one of the prominent leaders of the Indian freedom struggle. He is known as a poet, civil right activist etc.
What is the work of Sarojini Naidu?
Naidu knows for poems like ‘ Bazar of Hyderabad’, ‘The Golden Threshold’, ‘ The Bird of Times’ etc. She is the second women who preside congress session of Kanpur in 1925.
Who is called Nightingale of India?
Sarojini Naidu is called Nightingale of India because of her beautiful poems.
When did Sarojini die?
On 2nd March 1949, she died in Lucknow. She was the first women Governor of India ( 1947- 1949) at that time.
When did Sarojini Naidu get married?
She was married to Govindarajulu Naidu. She was previously known as Sarojini Chattopadhyay a Bengali married to a Tamilian. The marriage was an intercaste marriage.