Vinayak Damodar Savarkar
Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, commonly known as Swatantryaveer Savarkar or simply Veer Savarkar in Marathi language, was a freedom fighter and an Indian independence activist and politician who formulated the Hindu nationalist philosophy of Hindutva. He was a leading personality in the Hindu Mahasabha. Themes. Savarkar used the term "Hindutva" (Sanskrit -tva, neuter abstract suffix) to describe "Hinduness" or the "quality of being a Hindu". ... Hindus, according to Savarkar, are those who consider India to be the land in which their ancestors lived, as well as the land in which their religion originated. Born on May 28, 1883, in Bhagur village near Nasik, Maharashtra, Savarkar remains a revered figure for his Hindutva philosophy. Veer Savarkar's release from the Cellular Jail in Andaman saw Mahatma Gandhi's personal involvement. On his birth anniversary, PM Modi, V-P Venkaiah Naidu led the tributes.