Memorial house for Bharathiyar in Varanasi unveiled

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Sunday inaugurated the renovated house in Varanasi, where late freedom fighter and national poet Subramania Bharathi lived, virtually from Tamil Nadu.

The national poet was remembered in Tamil Nadu on the occasion of his birth anniversary, with state Governor RN Ravi paying tributes to Bharathi.

Via video-conferencing, the chief minister also unveiled a bust of the poet and released a souvenir brought out by the state Information Department on the occasion of Bharathi’s birth anniversary.

An official release said Stalin had last year announced that the Varasani (Uttar Pradesh) residence where Bharathi lived will be renovated.

Accordingly, an agreement was entered with the owner of the house to convert it into a memorial and a part of it was renovated for Rs 18 lakh by the state government where a bust of Bharathi has been installed. Photos about the national poet, his works, and a small library have also been set up.

Meanwhile, Governor Ravi paid floral tribute to a portrait of Bharathiyar, as Bharathi is reverentially addressed, a Raj Bhavan release said.

External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar paid a visit to the family of Mahakavi Subramania Bharathi in Kashi on his birth anniversary on Sunday.

Jaishankar met his grandnephew KV Krishnan during his visit. “Privileged to visit the family of Mahakavi Subramania Bharathi in Kashi on his birth anniversary today. Humbled to receive blessings and encouragement from his grandnephew Thiru K V Krishnan ji,” Jaishankar tweeted.

Rajkumar Bharathi, the poet’s grandson, and family members of the late freedom fighter were present on the occasion.

Bharathi was born on December 11, 1882, at Ettayapuram in Tamil Nadu’s Tuticorin district.

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