Mahakavi Bharathiyar (also spelled Bharathi) was a renowned Indian poet and freedom fighter from the state of Tamil Nadu. He is considered one of the greatest poets in the Tamil language and is known for his patriotic and humanistic themes. He wrote on diverse topics such as Indian nationalism movements, women’s rights, and spiritualism. He also wrote in other languages, including Hindi and English. Bharathi died in 1921 at the age of 39. His works continue to be widely read and celebrated in India today.