Vinayak Damodar Savarkar (1883-1966) is an inspirational force for millions of Indians. He was luminous visionary, a supreme patriot and a great social reformer. His punyadin or death anniversary is observed on February 26. In 2017, it is the 51st death anniversary of Veer Savarkar.
Veer Savarkar was born on May 28, 1883, in the village of Bhagpur near Nasik. At a very early age he lost both his parents. Ganesh (Babarao), his elder brother, was a strong source of influence in his life.
He formed a couple of organizations to fight against the British. He was arrested for fighting against the British Government India and also for his books especially “The Indian War of Independence 1857.”
Veer Savarkar was sentenced to jail in the Andamans. He was later transferred to Ratnagiri jail. The book ‘Hindutva’ was written in Ratnagiri jail.
In 1937 Savarkar was made the president of the Hindu Mahasabha.
He wrote 19 books on various topics mostly related to Indian Independence and on the unity of Hindu society.