Sarojini Naidu

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Birthday
13, 1879
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Mar 2, 1949 (70)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
13, 1879
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Mar 2, 1949 (70)

About

Indian independence activist and poet who is remembered for such poetry collections as The Golden Threshold and The Broken Wing. Her most famous individual poems include "In the Bazaars of Hyderabad" and "The Snake-Charmer."

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.

Trivia

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

Family Life

She had five children with her husband, Dr. Muthyala Govindarajulu.

Associated With

She was an admirer of Mahatma Gandhi .