Vinayak Damodar Savarkar

2024-05-28 Tue

Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, born on May 28, 1883, was a prominent Indian freedom fighter, politician, activist, social reformer, poet and writer. He played a crucial role in the fight against British colonial rule and advocated for Hindu nationalism and social equality. He was a leading figure in the Hindu Mahasabha, and his followers affectionately called him “Veer” (meaning ‘brave’).

While imprisoned in Ratnagiri in 1922, he developed the Hindu nationalist ideology of Hindutva. Savarkar founded the Abhinav Bharat Society and the Free India Society and believed in attaining independence by revolutionary means. He wrote a book describing Hindutva when he was in jail.

India post issued a commemorative stamp on Veer Sawarkar in 1970.

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