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how many Bharathis were there
« on: October 31, 2012, 11:32:42 AM »
one is subramanya bharathi --  the reform type tamil poet with turban.

another is suddhananda bharathi --  he is the taml poetic reformer type.

another is gopalakrishna bhrathi -- not sure of his life history but seems he is very devotional and famous for his song 'sabapathiku veru deivam samaanamagumaa'

can somebody throw detailed biography of these three?


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Re: how many Bharathis were there
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2012, 01:15:45 PM »
Dear Krishnan,

Yes. There were three Bharathis. Subramanya Bharati was born in Kadayam in Tirunelveli district. Because of his radical
poetry on freedom movement, he was to be arrested and so he went and lived in Puuchery (formerly Pondicherry) which
was under French rule. He came out to Madras after Independence and worked for Swadesamitran a Tamizh news paper.
Once despite people telling not to go near the elephant of Tiruvallikeni Parthasarathy temple, he went near to give some
coconuts and was stamped by it. He took ill and did not recover fully. He died at the age of 39.

Suddhananda Bharati was also in Congress movement, and was a Yogi. He took sudden dislike for politics and came to
Sri Bhagavan for some years. He was running a magazine called Bharata Sakti. Later he wrote Sri Ramana Vijayam, the first
biography on Sri Bhagavan in Tamizh. This was incomplete and Sri Sadhu Om completed it.

Gopalakrishna Bharati was the author of Nandanar Nataka Kirthanai. He is from much earlier period of the other two.
He lived during Saint Thyagaraja Swamigal time (?).

Arunachala Siva.