Sarojini Naidu was an India political leader born on February 13, 1879 in Hyderabad, India. At a young age she wrote poetry and plays, a hobby she kept throughout her life. She later studied in England, and in 1916 she met Mahatma Gandhi which sparked her interest in the fight for India’s freedom. In 1925 she was elected as the first female President of the India National Congress. After India’s independence from England, Naidu became the first woman Governor of Uttar Pradesh. Naidu died on March 02, 1949 at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.