Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid tribute to right wing idealist Veer Savarkar on his 133th birth anniversary.
“Bharat Ma ke saput aur anek logon ke prernasrot Veer Savarkar ki janam jayanti par unhain shat shat naman (I salute to the true son of Mother India and inspiration for many people Veer Savarkar on his birth anniversary),” Modi tweeted.
Born on May 28, 1883 in Nashik, Maharashtra, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, later known as Swatantraveer Savarkar, was a freedom fighter and Hindutva ideologue.
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The Hindu revolutionary was imprisoned by the British in the Cellular Jail in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Educated in Pune and London, he passed away in Mumbai on February 26, 1966, aged 82.