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June 2, 2014

28th May 2014 ….

Let’s us remember that it’s a very important date In the History of Hindu Desam. It was on 28th May, 1883 that Veera Savarkar was born. Don’t know who this guy was? Well, his full name is Vinayaka Damodara Savarkar, also known asPrince among patriots. This ungrateful Hindu nation, of course does not remember him. Now let’s undo the blunder by reading the following:-

Savarkar was born on 28th May 1883 at Bhagoor, a small village near Nasik (Maharashtra). He gave his everything i.e his life, intellect, courage, talent, education, his entire family to the service of his motherland ‘Bharata Mata’. He suffered his entire life for the sake of his motherland, while ‘political pigmies’ enjoyed power and pelf.         

The following is a brief account of his life. He passed away on 26thFebruary 1966.

Veer Savarkar – A legend

  • The first political leader to daringly set Absolute Political Independence as India’s goal (1900).
  • The first Indian political leader to daringly perform a bonfire of foreign (English) clothes (1905).
  • The first Indian to organize a revolutionary movement for India’s Independence on an international level (1906).
  • The first Indian law student who was not called to the English Bar despite having passed his examination and observed the necessary formalities, for his activities to seek India’s freedom from the British (1909).
  • The only Indian leader whose arrest in London caused legal difficulties for British Courts and whose case is still referred to in the interpretations of the Fugitive Offenders Act and the Habeas Corpus (Rex Vs Governor of Brixton Prison, ex-parte Savarkar)
  • The first Indian historian whose book on the 1857 War of Independence was proscribed by British Authorities in India even before its publication. The Governor General had asked the Postmaster General to confiscate copies of the book six months before the book was officially banned (1909).
  • The first political prisoner whose daring escape and arrest on French soil became a cause celebre in the International Court of Justice at The Hague. This case was mentioned in many International Treaties at that time (1910).
  • The first graduate whose degree was withdrawn by an Indian University for striving for India’s freedom (1911).
  • The first poet in the world who, deprived of pen and paper, composed his poems and then wrote them on the prison walls with thorns and nails, memorized ten thousand lines of his poetry for years and later transmitted them to India through his fellow-prisoners who also memorized these lines.
  • The first revolutionary leader who within less than 10 years gave a death-blow to the practice of untouchability in the remote district of Ratnagiri while being interned there.
  • The first Indian leader who successfully started –

.  A Ganeshotsava open to all Hindus including ex-untouchables (1930).

  • Interdining ceremonies of all Hindus including ex-untouchables (1931).
  • “Patitpavan Mandir”, open to all Hindus including ex-untouchables (22 February 1931).
  • A cafe open to all Hindus including ex-untouchables (01 May 1933).
  • The first political prisoner in the world who was sentenced to Transportation for Life twice, a sentence unparalleled in the history of the British Empire.
  • The first political leader to embrace death voluntarily by way ofAtma Samarpan in the highest tradition of Yoga (1966).


Veera Savarkar once said:-


“What a miserable condition this of our Motherland, that those who have lived in other lands and had worked there for her freedom, at tremendous risk to their own lives, should not be known even by name to her own ungrateful children”


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