PM pays tributes to Tamil poet Subramania Bharati on his birth anniversary

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi won't be attending the ceremony due to the rise in infections by coronavirus across the globe. File photo: PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to poet-reformer Subramania Bharati on his 137th birth anniversary on Wednesday (December 11), describing him as a symbol of patriotism.

In a tweet, the prime minister said “Mahakavi Bharathiar” was a “symbol of patriotism, social reform, poetic genius and indomitable spirit of freedom and fearlessness.”

He said Bharati’s thoughts and works continued to motivate us all.


Bharati was a Tamil writer, poet, journalist and an independence activist. Popularly known as “Mahakavi Bharati”, he was a pioneer of modern Tamil poetry and is considered as one of the greatest Tamil literary figures ever.

He was born in 1882 in Ettaiyapuram.

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