The Death Centenary of the great poet and freedom fighter Mahakavi Subramania Bharathiar was observed in Puducherry today.
At a solemn ceremony arranged at the Bharathi Park, Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan, Chief Minister N. Rangasamy and Ministers and other dignitaries paid floral tributes to the Bharathiar Statue.
Mahakavi Subramania Bharathi is revered in Puducherry as he lived here for more than 11 years. He sought refuge in the French- governed Puducherry to evade possible arrest from the British forces as he was prosecuted on charges of sedition for his writings in the India Magazine.
From Puducherry, he wrote patriotic songs and other literature to evoke the feelings of the Tamils to rise against the British Rule.