Search engine giant Google is celebrating the 135th birth anniversary of the Indian freedom fighter Sarojini Naidu with a brand new doodle on its home page. The company’s latest doodle features a portrait of the Indian independence activist on the second ‘O’ of Google’s logo.


In addition to that, the doodle features a pen instead of the letter ‘L’, which represents a tribute to her writing capabilities. Naidu was also known as the Nightingale of India and was born in Hyderabad. After the partition of Bengal in 1905, Naidu joined the freedom struggle, in addition to presiding over the annual session of the Indian National Congress in 1925.

Moreover, Naidu had a significant and active role during the Civil Disobedience and Quit India movements. The UK government awarded the famous activist with the ‘Kaiser-i-Hind medal’ for her work during the critical plague epidemic in 1928. She was married to Dr. Govindarajulu Naidu in 1898.

Sarojini was the first woman to become the governor of an Indian state and the second woman to become the president of the Indian National Congress in 1925 and also the first Indian woman to do so. In 1931, Sarojini participated in the Round table conference with Mahatma Gandhi and Madan Mohan Malaviya. The freedom fighter passed away in March 1949, after she suffered from a heart attack.

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