Saturday April 16th 2011

Thought for the Day

“It is a right and duty of the wise ones
to purify the strong by teaching them their duties
and to strengthen the weak by teaching them their rights.”

~ Subrahmanya Bharati
(1882-1921)



*Subramanya Bharathi

Subramanya BharathiBorn: December 11, 1882 Ettayapuram, Madras Presidency, India
Died: September 11, 1921 (Age 38) Madras, India

A Tamil poet from Tamil Nadu, India, an independence fighter and iconoclastic reformer. Known as Mahakavi Bharathi (the laudatory epithet Maha Kavi meaning Great Poet in many Indian languages), he is celebrated as one of India’s greatest poets. Bharathi was prolific and adept in both the prose and poetry forms. His compositions helped rally the masses to support the Indian independence movement in South India. Bharathi lived during an eventful period of Indian history, his contemporaries including prominent leaders of the Indian independence movement such as Mahatma Gandhi, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Sri Aurobindo and V.V.S.Aiyar.

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