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.
- 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 ?