|born on||29 April 1891 at 22:45 (= 10:45 PM )|
|Place||Pondicherry, India, 11n56, 79e53|
|Timezone||LST m80e15 (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||09°05' 15°16 Asc. 12°05'|
Indian Tamil poet and rationalist whose literary works handled mostly socio-political issues. His writings served as a catalyst for the growth of the Dravidian movement in Tamil Nadu. In addition to poetry, his views found expression in other forms such as plays, film scripts, short stories and essays. He was mentored by Mahakavi Subramanya Bharathi (after whom he called himself "Bharathidasan"). He died on April 21, 1964. His name is also spelt 'Bharatidasan.'
Sy Scholfield quotes "Bharathidasan: Revolutionary Poet of Tamilnadu: Life, Works, and Views" by Pāppaṇṇā Paramēsvaran (Anu Pathippagam, 1991), p. 9: "Bharathidasan was born at 10.45 pm on the 29th April, 1891 at Pondicherry."
- Vocation : Writers : Poet