Sarojini Naidu
Name: Sarojini Naidu
Occupation: Poet
Gender: Female
Birth Day: February 13, 1879
Death Date: Mar 2, 1949 (age 70)
Age: Aged 70
Country: India
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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Sarojini Naidu

Sarojini Naidu was born on February 13, 1879 in India (70 years old). Sarojini Naidu is a Poet, zodiac sign: Aquarius. Nationality: India. Approx. Net Worth: Undisclosed.


She was beloved in her native India and was known widely as "The Nightingale of India."

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Before Fame

A child prodigy, she was encouraged by her father to become a scientist or a mathematician; however, she chose to focus on poetry instead.


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In 1895, H.E.H. the Nizam's Charitable Trust founded by the 6thNizam, Mahbub Ali Khan gave her a chance to study in England, first at King's College, London and later at Girton College, Cambridge.


Naidu joined the Indian independence movement in the wake of partition of Bengal in 1905. She soon met other such leaders as Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Rabindranath Tagore, Mahatma Gandhi and was inspired to work towards attaining freedom from the colonial regime and social reform.

In 1905, her first collection of poems, named The Golden Threshold was published. The volume bore an introduction by Arthur Symons. Her poems were admired by prominent Indian politicians like Gopal Krishna Gokhale, and at least one was set to music by American composer Helen Searles Westbrook.


Naidu poem "In the Bazaars of Hyderabad" was published as a part of The Bird of Time with her other poems in 1912. "In the Bazaars of Hyderabad" was well received by critics, who variously noted Naidu's visceral use of rich sensory images in her writing.


Between 1915 and 1918, Naidu travelled to different regions in India delivering lectures on social welfare, emancipation of women and nationalism. She also helped to establish the Women's Indian Association (WIA) in 1917.


Later in 1917, Naidu also accompanied her colleague Annie Besant, who was the president of Home Rule League and Women's Indian Association, to present the advocate universal suffrage in front of the Joint Select Committee in London, United Kingdom.


Naidu again went to London in 1919 as a part of the All India Home Rule League as a part of her continued efforts to advocate for freedom from the British rule. Upon return to India in 1920, she joined Gandhi's Satyagraha Movement.Bold textidelberg New York japan and Amaryllis, an imprint of Manjul Publishing House Pvt., Ltd., New Delhi|isbn=978-94-007-4660-2|location=New Delhi|pages=190|language=en}} Naidu said in her address, "In the battle for liberty, fear is one unforgivable treachery and despair, the one unforgivable sin".


The Feather of The Dawn which contained poems written in 1927 by Naidu was edited and published posthumously in 1961 by her daughter Padmaja Naidu. Moreover her poem The Gift of India is also noteworthy for its patriotism and the actual environment of the 1915 India


Naidu was arrested, along with other Congress leaders including Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, and Madan Mohan Malaviya for participating in 1930 Salt March. The Indian National Congress decided to stay away from the First Round Table Conference that took place in London owing to the arrests.


In 1931, however, Naidu and other leaders of the Congress party participated in the Second Round Table Conference headed by Viceroy Lord Irwin in the wake of the Gandhi-Irwin pact.


Following India's independence from the British rule in 1947, Naidu was appointed as the governor of the United Provinces (present-day Uttar Pradesh), making her India's first woman governor. She remained in office until her death in March 1949.


Naidu died of cardiac arrest at 3:30 p.m. (IST) on 2 March 1949 at the Government House in Lucknow. Upon her return from New Delhi on 15 February, she was advised to rest by her doctors, and all official engagements were canceled. Her health deteriorated substantially and bloodletting was performed on the night of 1 March after she complained of severe headache. She died after collapsing following a fit of cough. Naidu was said to have asked the nurse attending to her to sing to her at about 10:40 p.m. (IST) which put her to sleep. The last rites were performed at the Gomati River.


Asteroid 5647 Sarojininaidu, discovered by Eleanor Helin at Palomar Observatory in 1990, was named in her memory. The official naming citation was published by the Minor Planet Center on 27 August 2019 (M.P.C. 115893).


In 2014, Google India commemorated Naidu's 135th birth anniversary with a Google Doodle. Naidu was listed among "150 Leading Women" list by the University of London in the United Kingdom in 2018.

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