Subramanya Bharathi
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Born: December 11, 1882

Died: September 11, 1921 (aged 38)

Occupation: Journalist

Bio: Chinnaswami Subramanya Bharathi was a Tamil writer, poet, journalist, Indian independence activist and social reformer from Tamil Nadu, India. Popularly known as Mahakavi Bharathiyar, he is a pioneer of modern Tamil poetry.

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