Bharati was a poet of modern Tamil. He was born at Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu.
Nick named "Subaiyya", he was a child prodigy who started writing
when only 7.
King of Ettayapuram was so impressed by his writings that he conferred on him
the title "Bharati". When Subramaniyam Bharati was just 11
years old, the King made him his court poet, the poet laureate. His collection
of poems 'Swadesh Geet' was published in 1907. In 1918, he was imprisoned
for writing inflammatory verses. In 1920, he re-joined the Tamil daily 'Swadesa
Mithran'. 'Kuyil Pattu' and 'Panchali Sapatam' are his famous poems. He will always be remembered
for his fiery verses which lashed out for the cause of the nation.
was a great patriot and as well as a philosopher. His impact on Tamil Literature