May 26, 2024

WHY IN NEWS ?

  • On 28thMay, India paid tribute to the freedom fighter, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar (Veer Savarkar) on his birth anniversary.
  • He was an Indian independence activist, politician, lawyer and writer.
  • He is also known as Swatantrya veer Savarkar.

About:

  • Birth:Born on 28th May, 1883 in Bhagur, a village near Nashik in

Related Organisations and Work:

  • Founded a secret society called Abhinav Bharat Society.
    • Went to the United Kingdom and was involved with organizations such as India House and the Free India Society.
    • He was the president of Hindu Mahasabha from 1937 to 1943.
    • Savarkar wrote a book titled ‘The History of the War of Indian Independence’in which he wrote about the guerilla warfare tricks used in 1857 Sepoy Mutiny.
    • He also wrote the book ‘Hindutva: who is hindu ?
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