Remembering Prominent Indian Freedom Fighter Vinayak Damodar Savarkar commonly known as *'Swatantryaveer Savarkar'* Here are some highlighted facts about him
1. During teenage Savarkar organised a youth organization called mitra mela ( band of friends ) to espouse revolutionary and nationalist ideas.
2. Savarkar was against all foreign things. In 1905 , during Dussehra he set up a bonfire by burning foreign goods and clothes.
3 He went to Gray's Inn law college in London and stayed at the famous India house. At that time , India house was a hub of student politics. Savarkar founded the free India society to mobilise youth against colonial rule in India
4. During his stay in in London Savarkar learned about guerrilla war style along the lines of the 1857 Sepoy Mutini He wrote about that in his book , The history of the War of Indian Independence , which was banned across the British empire however, Madame Bhikaji Cama , and expatriate Indian revolutionary, secretly publish and circulated it in Netherlands, Germany and France.
5. Savarkar was arrested on charges of plotting an arm revolt against the Morle- Minto reform of the British empire in 1909.
On his way to India as a Captive, he tried to escape from the ship by diving into the water.
However, he was rearrested when he reached the shore.
6. In July 1911 Savarkar received a 50 year Jail term and was thrown into a narrow cell at the cellular Jail in Andman.
After repeated mercy petitions and pressure from Indian National Congress, Savarkar was shifted from the cellular Jail to Yerwada central jail. In 1924, he was released under strict restrictions that barred him from leaving Ratnagiri District.
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