Sarojini Naidu

Updated: 17, Feb, 2014 11:58 AM | By: Amrit

Sarojini Naidu was a notable Indian writer, poet and social activist. She was referred to as the 'Nightingale of India'. She is regarded as the first woman governor of India and president of Indian National Congress. She was born on February 13, 1879 and died on March 2, 1949. She was also active in independence struggle. She was one among the formers of Constitution of India. In addition to this, she had wrote numerous wonderful poems and received huge acclaim for her work. She was married to 'Dr. Govindarajulu Naidu' and she was the mother of five children. One of her daughter 'Padmaja' is also a governor.

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Fast Facts
Date of Birth February 13, 1879
Birth Name Sarojini Chattopadhyay
Full Name Sarojini Naidu
Nationality Indian
Place of Birth Hyderabad, India
Parents Aghore Nath Chattopadhyay, Barada Sundari Debi
Marital Status Married
Religion Hinduism
Died March 2, 1949
Occupation Poet, Politician
Education Girton College, Cambridge
Spouse Govindarajulu Naidu
Other Names The Nightingale of India

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