Sarojini Naidu was born in Hyderabad on 13th February, 1879. Aghore Nath Chattopadhyay was her father. Varada Sundari Devi was her mother. From her school day, she began to write poems in English language. At the age of thirteen, she wrote a long poem and a drama in English.
Sarojini was a very brilliant student. She passed the Matriculation Examination only at the age of twelve. She passed in the first class. She went to England for higher studies. Later, she became a member of the royal Literary Society, London. She was known as ‘Nightingale of India’. In 1898 she married Dr. Govinda Rajulu Naidu of Andhra Pradesh. She then joined the Indian freedom Movement. Sarojini met Gandhiji and later became the President of the Congress for some time. She took active part in the movements started by Gandhiji.
Sarojini Naidu was sent to jail for taking part in active politics. India won freedom on 15th August, 1947. Sarojini Naidu was made the governor of Uttar Pradesh. She was a true patriot and offered her selfless service to the nation. At that time, her health began to fail. Sarojini Naidu passed away on 2nd March, 1949.