13 February 1879 - 2 March 1949
Sarojini Naidu, also known as "The Nightingale of India", was an Indian independence activist and poet. Born on February 13, 1879 in Hyderabad, she was a prominent figure in the Indian Nationalist Movement. Naidu was well-educated, fluent in multiple languages, and had a love for poetry from a young age. She was also one of the leading voices in the movement for women's rights in India. In addition to her political activism, Naidu wrote several collections of poems, including "The Bird of Time" and "The Golden Threshold". She became the first woman to be elected as the president of the Indian National Congress in 1925. Naidu died on March 2, 1949 in Lucknow, India.