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Google doodles Sarojini Naidu’s 135th birth anniversary

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New Delhi –  To commemorate the 135th birth anniversary of Sarojini Naidu Google has posted a doodle on its India home page. The doodle includes a portrait of the renowned freedom fighter and also a pen as a salute to the distinguished poet.

Sarojini Naidu was the first Indian woman to become the president of the Indian National Congress and the first woman to become governor of Uttar Pradesh.

Known as the Nightingale of India, she eulogised India in her poems published in three collections, The Golden Threshold (1905), The Bird of Time (1912) and the Broken Wing (1917). Pained by the Jallianwala Bagh massacre of 1919 she stopped writing poetry.

born in Hyderabad to Aghore Nath Chattopadhyay and Barada Sundari Debi on 13 February 1879

Born as Sarojini Hyderabad to Aghore Nath Chattopadhyaya and Barada Sundari Debi on February 13, 1879 in Hyderabad she received her higher education from King’s College London and later at Girton College, Cambridge.Her father was a doctor of Science from Edinburgh University, settled in Hyderabad State, where he founded and administered the Hyderabad College, which later became the Nizam’s College in Hyderabad.

She married Govindarajulu Naidu, a doctor by profession, when she was 19 and the couple had five children.

Sarojini Naidu  died of a heart attack while working in her office in Lucknow on March 2, 1949

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