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All you need to know about Veer Savarkar

Veer Savarkar
•Born on May 28, 1883 in Bhagur, a city in Maharashtra’s Nashik.
•In his teenage, Savarkar formed a youth organization. Known as Mitra Mela, this organization was put into place to bring in national and revolutionary ideas.
•He was against foreign goods and propagated the idea of Swadeshi. In 1905, he burnt all the foreign goods in a bonfire on Dussehra.
•In his book, The History of the war of Indian Independence, Savarkar wrote about the guerilla warfare tricks used in 1857 Sepoy Mutiny.
•The book was banned by Britishers, but Madam Bhikaji Cama published the book in Netherlands, Germany and France, which eventually reached many Indian revolutionaries.
•He was arrested in 1909 on charges of plotting an armed revolt against the Morle-Minto reform.
•He founded the two-nation theory in his book ‘Hindutva’ calling Hindus and Muslims two separate nations. In 1937, Hindu Mahasabha passed it as a resolution.
•In 2002, Port Blair airport at Andaman and Nicobar’s Island was renamed after Veer Savarkar International Airport
•Mr Savarkar was only an accused in the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, and Mr Godse was convicted (though he was acquitted due to lack of evidence, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was convinced that Savarkar was guilty)
•He also Worked on abolishment of untouchability in Ratnagiri. Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar also compared his work to Lord Buddha

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