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.”
Remembering the great Subramania Bharathi on his Jayanti. Respectfuly known as ‘Mahakavi Bharathiar’, he is a symbol of patriotism, social reform, poetic genius and indomitable sprit of freedom and fearlessness. His thoughts and works continue to motivate us all.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 11, 2019
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.