Veer Savarkar

Veer savarkar

May 28, 1883 to February 26, 1966

Founded the Abhinav Bharat Society and Free India Society; brought out an authentic informative researched work on The Great Indian Revolt of 1857 called "The Indian War of Independence 1857"; founded Hindu Mahasabha. 

Veer Savarkar occupies a unique place in the history of Indian freedom struggle. His name evokes controversy. While some consider him as one of the greatest revolutionaries in the Indian freedom struggle, others consider him a communalist and Machiavellian manipulator. Vir Savarkar was also a great orator, prolific writer, historian, poet, philosopher and social worker. He was an extraordinary Hindu scholar. He coined Indian words for telephone, photography, the parliament, among others.

Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, lovingly known as `Veer Savarkar`, matriculated in 1901. He received further education in Fergusson College, Pune and graduated from Bombay University. As early as 1899, V.D. Savarkar and his brother Ganesh Savarkar established a revolutionary society `Mitra Mela` for teaching of drill and physical exercises to its members. Savarkar was greatly influenced by Mahatama Sri Agamay Guru Paramhansa who was preaching revolution by force. On 9th June 1906, Savarkar left for London where he reached in July 1906. In January 1910 he had gone to Paris and returned to London on 13th March 1910 when he was arrested on the Victoria Railway Station in pursuance of the arrest warrants issued by the Bow Street Court London on 22nd February 1910 for the offence of "waging war against the King Emperor". The court orders for Savarkar`s return to India were issued on 12th May 1910 and he was finally put in the ship S.S. Morea on 1st July 1910 for journey to India. Each day, rather each minute spent by V.D. Savarkar in London was devoted by him for revolutionising the minds of Indian youth, as has justly been described by Harindra Srivastava in his appreciable book Five Stormy Years, Savarkar in London...