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PM Modi pays tributes to Tamil poet Subramania Bharathi on his birth anniversary

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to poet-reformer Subramania Bharathi on his 137th birth anniversary on Wednesday, 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 sprit of freedom and fearlessness".

He said Bharathi's thoughts and works continued to motivate us all.

Bharathi was a Tamil writer, poet, journalist and an independence activist. Popularly known as "Mahakavi Bharathi", 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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First Published: Wed, December 11 2019. 11:30 IST