Part of: GS-I: Personalities in Indian national movements
Context: PM pays tribute to Subramania Bharati on his 100th Punya Tithi
About Subramania Bharati
- A Tamil writer, poet, journalist, Indian independence activist, social reformer and polyglot
- Popularly known as “Mahakavi Bharathi” (“Great Poet Bharathi”), he was a pioneer of modern Tamil poetry and is considered one of the greatest Tamil literary figures of all time.
- His numerous works included fiery songs kindling patriotism during the Indian Independence movement.
- He fought for the emancipation of women, against child marriage, stood for reforming Brahminism and religion. He was also in solidarity with Dalits and Muslims.
News Source: PIB