10 Facts about Sarojini Naidu - Freedom Fighter

Saojini Naidu First Indian Governor and Freedom Fighter

Unknown Interesting Facts about Sarojini Naidu

Sarojini Naidu was a freedom fighter and poet of modern India. She was born in a Bengali family on February 13, 1879 at Hyderabad and was educated in Chennai, London and Cambridge. She married Dr. Govindarajulu Naidu and settled down in Hyderabad.

1. Sarojini Naidu was born into Bikrampur

She was born on 13 February 1879 at her parental home Bikrampur. The place lies in present day Bangladesh. Her parents were Aghore Nath Chattopadhyay and Barada Sundari Devi.

2. Sarojini Naidu Father Founded the Nizam's College

Her father was a doctorate of science firm Edinburgh University who settled into Hyderbad. It was her father who founded and administered the Hyderbad College which came to know as Nizam'sCollege later on.

3. England stay and transition into Indian themed-Poetry

Sarojini Naidu received a scholarship at the age of 16 from Nizam of hyderbad.  She then went to King's College in London and Shifted to Girton College in Cambridge for her further studies.

4. Spouse and Children

Sarojini Naidu was married at the age of 19 with Govindarajulu Naidu,  a physician. The couple had five children out of which Padmaja, Sarojini Naidu's daughter became the Governor of west bengal.  Her daughter was also part of the Quit India movement later on in her career.

5. The first women Governor in india

Sarojini Naidu served as the governor of united provinces of Agra and Oudh from 1947 to 1949. She became the first women governor in the history of India. Speak volumes of her attributed and abilities. She took upon the advice and depicted Indian contemporary life and events in her poetry.

6. Congress Party Presidency

It was in the year 1925 when she took over the president of Indian National Congress at Cawnpore (now Kanpur). She,  later on,  presided on the East African Indian Congress in South Africa. She was part of Indian National Movement during the partition of bengal in 1905.

7. Political Career

Sarojini Naidu participated during 1915-1918 travelling to multiple places across the nation spreading welfare and more. She also established the Women's Indian Association (WIA) in 1917. Sarojini naidu has been commemorated through naming several institutions after her.

8. Salt Satyagraha

Sarojini Naidu was a part of Salt Satyagraha in the year 1930 and later participated at Round Table Conference with Mahatma Gandhi and Madan Mohan Malaviya in 1931. Having born into a cultured and educated family, she stepped into literary track quite early in her life.

9. Notable works

Sarojini Naidu released a collection of poems in 1905 while a collections piece was released posthumously in 1961 by her daughter. She has been an exemplary figure in the indian literature in 1942, Sarojini Naidu was arrested during period of the "Quit India".

10. Death and Legacy

Sarojini Naidu died because of a heart attack while working in her office in Lucknow on 2nd March Wednesday, 1949. She wrote her first piece of the literary piece as a play titled "Munner" Which impressed the nawab of Hyderbad.

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