Sarojini Naidu


Birthday February 13, 1879

Birth Sign Aquarius

Birthplace India

DEATH DATE Mar 2, 1949 (70)

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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.


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 .