Sarojini Naidu born as Sarojini Chattopadhyay is known by the sobriquet as The Nightingale of India. She was born on 13 February 1879 to father Aghore Nath Chattopadhyay and mother Barada Sundari Devi in Hyderabad. She was a poet and also took part in India’s freedom struggle. She was the eldest among the eight siblings and her brother Harindranath was a poet, actor and dramatist where as her other brother Virendranath was a revolutionary. She passed her matriculation exam from the University of Madras and took a four years break from studies. In 1895, she was given a chance to study in England. At first, she studies in King’s College, England and later in Girton College, Cambridge. See Sarojini Naidu photos while studying in England in Google.
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At the age of 19, Naidu finished her studies and married Govindarajulu Naidu, a physician whom she met at that time. However, inter-caste marriages were not allowed at that time but her father approved to the marriage. They had five children out of which Padmaja, their daughter joined the freedom struggle. Her daughter was also a part of Quit India Movement.
Soon after the Independence of India, Padmaja was appointed as the Governor of West Bengal. You can see Sarojini Naidu photos with her daughter and family in the internet. In the wake of partition of Bengal in 1905, Sarojini Naidu joined the Indian National Movement. She was in contact with revolutionaries like Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Annie Besant, Rabindranath Tagore, C. P. Ramaswami Iyer, Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Mahatma Gandhi.
She started writing at the age of twelve and in 1905 her first collections of poems named The Golden Threshold was published. Indian politicians like Gopal Krishna Gokhale admired her poems. Another collection of her poems named The Feather of Dawn was published posthumously in 1961 by her daughter Padmaja.She traveled to different regions of India and delivered lectures on women empowerment, welfare of women, and nationalism. She also helped in establishing Women’s Indian Association in the year 1917. She is however known for her writings and poems.
While working in her office in Lucknow, Sarojini Naidu died of a heart attack in 2 March, 1949. However her writings are still admired by all and some of her writings are taught to students in schools at various levels to make them aware of the famous revolutionary poetess and her contribution to India’s freedom struggle.
In the year 2014, her 135th anniversary was marked on Google Doodle. Sarojini Naidu full images are available on Google for people to see how outstanding this woman was and how simple yet influencing her personality was.
Sarojini Naidu photos are given on the internet to make people aware of this prominent woman who did a lot for the country being a woman.
It also shows how ambitious and determined she was in her life and how smartly she took every step for the favor of the country. You can read more about her on Google and her contribution to the Indian freedom struggle.