These Rare Photos Of The Nightingale Of India, Sarojini Naidu, Are A Must See

First Published 13, Feb 2020, 11:19 AM IST

India celebrates Sarojini Naidu's birthday as National Women's Day of India every year on February 13. Sarojini Naidu was India's first women governor and also famous as 'Bharat Kokila'.She actively participated in the Indian National Movement for the independence of the country. She was famous for her nickname 'Nightingale of India' because of her poems. Here's are some rare photos of Sarojini Naidu along with a few must-know facts about this great woman.

Sarojini Naidu was born in a Bengali Hindu family on February 13, 1879 in Hyderabad. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sarojini Naidu was born in a Bengali Hindu family on February 13, 1879 in Hyderabad. (Photo: Getty Images)

Her father was administrator of Hyderabad college. Her mother was a notable Bengali poet. (Photo: Getty Images)

Her father was administrator of Hyderabad college. Her mother was a notable Bengali poet. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sarojini Naidu began writing at the age of twelve. Her Persian play, Maher Muneer, impressed the Nawab of Hyderabad. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sarojini Naidu began writing at the age of twelve. Her Persian play, Maher Muneer, impressed the Nawab of Hyderabad. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sarojini Naidu passed her matriculation examination from the University of Madras. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sarojini Naidu passed her matriculation examination from the University of Madras. (Photo: Getty Images)

In 1895, Sarojini Naidu was sponsored by Charity Trust founded by the 6th Nizam to study in England. (Photo: Getty Images)

In 1895, Sarojini Naidu was sponsored by Charity Trust founded by the 6th Nizam to study in England. (Photo: Getty Images)

In 1898, Sarojini married Paidipati Govindarajulu Naidu, a physician. Her marriage was a inter caste marriage. The families of bride and groom approved the marriage. Naidu joined the Indian national movements in the wake of partition of Bengal in 1905. (Photo: Getty Images)

In 1898, Sarojini married Paidipati Govindarajulu Naidu, a physician. Her marriage was a inter caste marriage. The families of bride and groom approved the marriage. Naidu joined the Indian national movements in the wake of partition of Bengal in 1905. (Photo: Getty Images)

In 1915–18, Sarojini Naidu travelled to different regions in India delivering lectures on social welfare, women’s empowerment and nationalism. She also helped to establish the Women’s Indian Association (WIA) in 1917. (Photo: Getty Images)

In 1915–18, Sarojini Naidu travelled to different regions in India delivering lectures on social welfare, women’s empowerment and nationalism. She also helped to establish the Women’s Indian Association (WIA) in 1917. (Photo: Getty Images)

In 1925, Naidu presided over the annual session of Indian National Congress at Kanpur. In 1929, she presided over East African Indian Congress in South Africa. (Photo: Getty Images)

In 1925, Naidu presided over the annual session of Indian National Congress at Kanpur. In 1929, she presided over East African Indian Congress in South Africa. (Photo: Getty Images)

British government awarded Sarojini Naidu the Kaisar-i-Hind Medal for her work during the plague epidemic in India. (Photo: Getty Images)

British government awarded Sarojini Naidu the Kaisar-i-Hind Medal for her work during the plague epidemic in India. (Photo: Getty Images)

In 1931, British government arrested Sarojini Naidu and sent to jail for participating in the salt march along with Mahatma Gandhi. She also played a leading role in the Civil Disobedience Movement and Quit India Movement. (Photo: Getty Images)

In 1931, British government arrested Sarojini Naidu and sent to jail for participating in the salt march along with Mahatma Gandhi. She also played a leading role in the Civil Disobedience Movement and Quit India Movement. (Photo: Getty Images)

Her first collection of poems, named The Golden Threshold was published in 1905. In 1961, Padmaja Naidu, daughter of Sarojini Naidu, published her second collection of ‘The Feather of The Dawn’ written in 1927. (Photo: Getty Images)

Her first collection of poems, named The Golden Threshold was published in 1905. In 1961, Padmaja Naidu, daughter of Sarojini Naidu, published her second collection of ‘The Feather of The Dawn’ written in 1927. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sarojini Naidu was the first woman to become the governor of an Indian state and president of the Indian National Congress. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sarojini Naidu was the first woman to become the governor of an Indian state and president of the Indian National Congress. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sarojini Naidu died of cardiac arrest on 2 March 1949 at the Government House in Lucknow. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sarojini Naidu died of cardiac arrest on 2 March 1949 at the Government House in Lucknow. (Photo: Getty Images)

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