Bharathidasan(Tamil: பாரதிதாசன்) was a twentieth century Tamil Poet and a rationalist whose literary works handled Socio-Political issues. In addition to poetry, his views found expression in his works of essays, plays, films, scripts. He was greatly influenced by his mentor Bharathiar, another great Tamil poet. He was awarded the Sahitya Academy award for Literature in the year 1969.
He was also called as "Paventhar Bharathidasan" (People's Poet), "Purachikavingar" (Revolutionary Poet).
His poems and essays upholds artistic and moral integrity. And his Poems on Womens' Freedom had a great influence on the then Tamil society.