Google honours freedom fighter and poet Sarojini Naidu with a doodle on her 135th birth anniversary
On its Homepage, Google honoured Indian freedom fighter and poet Sarojini Naidu with a doodle on her 135th birth anniversary on February 13. Sarojini Naidu was born in Hyderabad on February 13, 1879 and was one of prominent women congress leader who took part in freedom struggle with Mahatama Gandhi.
The doodle depicts a caricature of Sarojini Naidu at the second O and a pen for L in the logo. She wrote and recited poetry in a melodious voice and was often called the Nightingale of India. The pen in the doodle illustrates that she had literary tastes.
Sarojini Naidu was a child prodigy, who grew up to become an independence activist and a poet. She was the second woman to become the president of the Indian National Congress in 1925. From 1915 to 1918, she travelled across India delivering lectures on social welfare, women's empowerment, emancipation of the down trodden and nationalism.
After Independence, she served as the first governor of the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh from 1947 to 1949. In fact, she was the first woman to become the governor of an Indian state.