India pays tribute to Vinayak Damodar Savarkar (Veer Savarkar) on his Jayanti
Part of: GS-Prelims and GS-I – The Freedom Struggle — its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country.
- Recently, India paid tribute to the freedom fighter, Veer Savarkar on his birth anniversary.
Important value additions
- He was an Indian independence activist, politician, lawyer and writer.
- He is also known as Swatantryaveer Savarkar.
- He founded a secret society called Abhinav Bharat Society.
- The society was associated with several revolutionaries and political activists with branches in various parts of India and London.
- He was also involved in the formation of Hindu Mahasabha.
- He was the president of the Mahasabha from 1937 to 1943.
- Savarkar wrote books, namely:
- The History of the War of Indian Independence
- Hindutva: who is Hindu?
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