5th March 2017.
Mahakavi Subramaniya Bharathi was born in the year 1882CE at Ettayapuram in Tirunelveli District in Tamil Nadu and his original name was Subramaniyan. He had his education at Tirunelveli and Varanasi. He learned music at the age of 11 and learned to write Poetry. He was conferred with the title of Bharati. He was a multifaceted personality as a poet, as a Journalist and as a Freedom fighter, He worked in may journals and the important one is Swadesamithiran and Karmayogi.
He was an active member of Indian National Congress. He was issued an arrest warrant in the year 1908 by the British Govt., so he moved to Pondichery, where he lived till 1918. After that he lived in Triplicane, Chennai close to Parthasarathy Temple. Everyday he used feed the temple elephant after worshiping Sri Parthasarathy. One day he was attacked by the elephant badly. Even though he survived from the incident, but he died in the year 1921 at the age of 38.
Tamilanadu Government bought the house in the year 1990, from the owner and converted it, in to a permanent museum in the year 1993, The Museum displays his works, photos with eminent personalities to whom he was associated. The house was named as “Bharati illam”, which is situated at No:75, Thulasinga Perumal Koil Street, Triplicane
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