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Bharathidasan Memorial Museum
Kanakasubburatnam, another great Tamil poet, was born in Pondicherry and assumed the name Bharathidasan, meaning `disciple of Bharathi'. The first son of this divine soil to gain recognition as a poet and dramatist was Bharathidasan who gave the clarion call to free Pondicherry from the clutches of the French. He lived in No.95, Perumal Koil Street, another place of cultural pilgrimage. Bharathidasan's poems compare with Bharathi's in literary achievement and patriotic fervour. All his books, notebooks and his other paraphernalia are exhibited in the museum.