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Sarojini Naidu : 5 interesting facts about ‘Bharat Kokila’

Sarojini Naidu, known as ‘Bharat Kokila’, was a social activist who was amongst the leading figures in the independence struggle of the country. 

Known as the ‘Nightingale of India,’ she was an inspiring woman who tried to bring change in society and hence is an inspiration for many people. She was born on February 13, 1879, while March 2 marks her death anniversary. On her death anniversary, we bring 7 interesting facts about her:

1. Sarojini Naidu started writing at the age of 12 as she has passion to write. She received laurels  for her work ‘Maher Muneer’, which she wrote in Persian. 

2. She pursued her studies in London after receiving a scholarship from the Nizam of Hyderabad at 16 and graduated from the London King’s College.

3. While being in London, she met Padipati Govindarajulu Naidu, and later tied the knot with him at the age of 19 in 1898 after completing her education. They had four kids named Jayasurya, Padmaja, Randheer, and Leilaman.

4. In 1905, she joined the Indian National Movement and became the president of the Indian National Congress in 1925. She also participated in the Salt Satyagraha in the year 1930.

5. She was one amongst the most influential personalities, and various institutions were named after her such as Sarojini Naidu Medical College, Sarojini Naidu College for Women, Sarojini Naidu School of Arts and Communication, Sarojini Devi Eye hospital, among others.

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