Subramanya Bharathi is the Prince of modern Tamil literature. He was a poet, essayist, political journalist, translator, short story writer, novelist, in short, a wizard of pen. His genius gave the transforming glow to all the forms of literature that he touched.
He was born on 11th December 1882 at Ettayapuram, a Zamin in Tirunelveli District in Tamil Nadu.
His real name is Subramanyan. But his parents call him 'Subbiah'. The name 'Bharati' (One of the name of Goddess Saraswati) was given to him by Tamil scholors of his time.
From the childhood, he Started writing poems. He was inspired by Sister Nivedita, a disciple of Vivekananda, and joined the freedom struggle. He wrote a lot of patriotic poems.
He passed away on 12th September 1921.
the transaltion of some of his works has been given here. Soon here you can see Bharathi's works in Tamil fonts also.
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