PM Modi twitted on the 11th of December that “I bow to the great Subramania Bharathi on his birthday. The remarkable courage and outstanding intellect were embodied by ‘Mahakavi Bharathiar’. He had a grand vision for the development of India and the empowerment of every Indian. We are working to realize his ideas across different sectors”.
“Subramaniya Bharathiyar was born on December 11, 1882, in a village called Ettayapuram in Tirunelveli District in Tamil Nadu. His childhood name was Subbiah. His father’s name was Chinnaswamy Iyer and his mother’s name was Lakshmi Ammal”.
Subramaniya Bharathiyar was a poet, freedom fighter, and social reformer from Tamil Nadu. He was known as Mahakavi Bharathiyar, and the laudatory epithet Mahakavi means “a great poet.” He is one of India’s greatest poets. The songs he wrote on nationalism and freedom helped rally the masses in support of the Indian Independence Movement in Tamil Nadu.
“Mahakavi Bharathiar” was a “symbol of patriotism, social reform, poetic genius and indomitable spirit of freedom and fearlessness”, the prime minister said in a tweet.