Published on: February 28, 2022




Death anniversary of Veer Savarkar observed


  • Indian independence activist, politician, lawyer and writer
  • Born on 28th May, 1883 in Bhagur, a village near Nashik in Maharashtra
  • Formed a youth organization- Mitra Mela (national and revolutionary ideas)
  • Propagated the idea of Swadeshi
  • Championed atheism and rationality and also disapproved orthodox Hindu belief
  • President of Hindu Mahasabha from 1937 to 1943
  • When congress ministries offered resignation on 22nd oct 1939, Hindu mahaasabha under his leadership cooperated with Muslim league to form government in provinces like Sindh, Bengal and NWFP
  • Founded the “Abhinav Bharat Society”
  • Joined Tilak’s Swaraj Party
  • Founded the Free India Society
  • Believed and advocated the use of arms to free India from the British and created a network of Indians in England, equipped with weapons
  • 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.
  • Arrested in 1909 on charges of plotting an armed revolt against the Morley-Minto reform (Indian Councils Act 1909)