Respect to the original Nightingale on her birthdayOn 13th February, 1879, she was born in Hyderabad. Her father was the personal physician of the Nizam. She received her education at the University of Madras, London and Cambridge. Since her adolescence, she started writing poetry. He poetry was noted for subtle expression of love and joy, pictorial description of nature and depiction of patriotism. Many thought that she would settle in England and become a great poet. She was titled the ''Nightingale of India''.
But her country was calling. She returned and settled in Hyderabad. She joined freedom movement, jailed many a time and became the President of Indian National Congress in 1925. After the independence of India, she became the first Governor of the United Province (present-day Uttar Pradesh). She left the world on 2nd March, 1949.
On her birthday, my respect to Sarojini Chattopadhyay (Naidu), the original Nightingale of India.