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India pays tribute to Vinayak Damodar Savarkar (Veer Savarkar) on his Jayanti 

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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. 

In News:

  • Recently, India paid tribute to the freedom fighter, Veer Savarkar on his birth anniversary. 

Important value additions 

Veer Savarkar

  • 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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