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Nightingale of India

Hyderabad, Telangana

August 23, 2021


Born in 1879 in Hyderabad, Sarojini Naidu, also called the Nightingale of India or Bharat Kokila was the first Governor of present-dayUttar Pradesh after joining the freedom movement.Following the Partition of Bengal, she was one of the leading figures in the movement and became the first woman President of the Indian National Congress.

The Golden Threshold is an off- campus annex of University of Hyderabad, the building was named after Naidu’s very first collection of poetry, published in 1905. It now houses Sarojini Naidu School of Arts & Communication of University of Hyderabad.The building was the residence of Sarojini Naidu's father Shri Aghornath Chattopadhyay, the first Principal of the prestigious Nizam College.

The Chattopadhyay residence was a magnet of political discussions and reformist ideas, all of which influenced Sarojini greatly. Her ashes were brought to The Golden Threshold after her death to enable friends, admirers and relatives to pay their last respect before being immersed in the Sangam.