Tamil Nadu Chief Minister recently inaugurated the statue of Mahakavi Subramanian Bharathiyar at the renovated house of Bharathiyar at Varanasi via video conference.


About ‘Mahakavi Bharathiyar’

  • Mahakavi Subramanian Bharathiyar was a Tamil writer, poet, journalist, Indian independence activist, social reformer and polyglot.
  • He was bestowed the title “Bharathi” for his excellence in poetry.
  • Bharathiyar fought for the emancipation of women, against child marriage, vehemently opposed the caste system.
  • Sister Nivedita inspired Bharathi to recognise the privileges of women and the emancipation of women exercised Bharathi’s mind.
  • Literary works —
      • Bharathi joined as Assistant Editor of the Swadesamitran a Tamil daily in 1904.
      • In 1907, he started editing the Tamil weekly India and the English newspaper Bala Bharatham with M.P.T. Acharya.
      • He assisted Aurobindo in the Arya journal and later Karma Yogi in Pondicherry.
      • Three of his greatest works namely, Kuyil Pattu, Panchali Sapatham and Kannan Pattu were composed during 1912
      • He also translated Vedic hymns, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra and Bhagavat Gita to Tamil.