Sarojini Naidu, The Nightingale of India, was an Indian political activist, poet, and first Indian woman to be president of the Indian National Congress . Naidu was born February 13, 1879 in Hyderabad, India.
Following her studies and work as a suffragist in England, Naidu became interested in Indian National Congress' movement for India's independence from British rule. She accompanied Ghandi to London for the inconclusive second session of the Round Table Conference for Indian-British cooperation in 1931. She began writing at age 12 and had seven published books of poetry.
Naidu was married to Govindarajulu Naidu which was an inter-caste marriage and considered scandalous at the time. She passed away on March 2, 1949.