Manipur Governor La Ganesan pays tribute to Subramania Bharathi on death anniversary
In his message, the governor stated that Bharathi was a Tamil writer, poet, journalist, Indian independence activist, social reformer and polyglot.
Updated on 10 Dec 2021, 1:47 pm
Manipur Governor La Ganesan (PHOTO: Facebook)
Manipur Governor La Ganesan on Friday paid tribute to Subramania Bharathi on his death anniversary.
In his message, the governor stated that Bharathi was a Tamil writer, poet, journalist, Indian independence activist, social reformer and polyglot. He was popularly known as "Mahakavi Bharathi" and a pioneer of modern Tamil poetry and was considered one of the greatest Tamil literary figures of all time.
Bharathi’s numerous works included fiery songs kindling patriotism during the Indian Independence movement, the message mentioned. He added that 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. Around the age of 11, he was conferred the title of "Bharathi", the one blessed by Saraswati, the goddess of learning by the Raja of Ettayapuram seeing his excellence in poetry,” it added.
First published:10 Dec 2021, 1:47 pm