PM Modi pays homage to Veer Savarkar on his death anniversary

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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Naredra Modi paid homage to freedom fighter Veer Savarkar on his death anniversary, saying Savarkar’s contributions were an inspiration to strive for the development and prosperity of our country.

“Tributes to Veer Savarkar on his Punya Tithi. India will forever remember his valiant spirit and unwavering dedication to our nation’s freedom and integrity. His contributions inspire us to strive for the development and prosperity of our country,” the prime minister said in a post on ‘X’.
Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, popularly known as Veer Savarkar, was born on May 28, 1883, in Nashik.

Savarkar was a freedom fighter, politician, lawyer, and writer and was popularly known for coining the term ‘Hindutva’.

Savarkar was also a leading figure in the ‘Hindu Mahasabha.’ Savarkar started participating in the freedom movement while still a high school student and continued doing so while attending Fergusson College in Pune.

He got active with groups like India House and the Free India Society while studying law in the United Kingdom. He also published books that promoted revolutionary methods for achieving total Indian independence.

The British colonial authorities outlawed one of his works, ‘The Indian War of Independence’, which was about the 1857 ‘Sepoy Mutiny’ or the First War of Independence. (ANI)

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