Tributes paid to poet Bharathi on his birth anniversary

11 Dec 2018

Puducherry chief minister V Narayanasamy led the Union Territory in paying tributes to nationalist poet Subramania Bharathi on his 136th birth anniversary today. Deputy Speaker V P Sivakolundhu, legislators, delegates of different Tamil outfits and officials were among those who paid tributes at the revolutionary poet's statue near Raj Nivas here. The chief minister later drove to Bharathiar Memorial-cum-museum located at the place where the poet lived in the union territory for 10 years when it was under French rule. Popularly known as "Mahakavi Bharathi," he was a zealous freedom fighter, journalist and social reformer.