Veer Savarkar

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About Veer Savarkar
Vināyak Dāmodar Sāvarkar (Marathi: विनायक दामोदर सावरकर) (May 28, 1883 – February 26, 1966) was an Indian revolutionary and politician, who is credited with developing the Hindu nationalist political ideology Hindutva. He is considered to be the central icon of modern Hindu nationalist political parties. The commemorative blue plaque on India House fixed by the Historic Building and Monuments Commission for England reads "Vinayak Damodar Savarkar 1883-1966 Indian patriot and philosopher lived here". Savarkar welcomed the establishment of the Jewish State in Palestine Savarkar's revolutionary activities began when studying in India and England, where he was associated with the India House and founded student societies including Abhinav Bharat Society and the Free India Society, as well as publications espousing the cause of complete Indian independence by revolutionary means. Savarkar would publish The Indian War of Independence about the Indian rebellion of 1857 that would be banned by British authorities. He was arrested in 1910 for his connections with the revolutionary group India House. Following a failed attempt to escape while being transported from Marseilles, Savarkar was sentenced to 50-years imprisonment and moved to the Cellular Jail in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. While in jail, Savarkar would pen the work describing Hindutva, openly espousing Hindu nationalism. He would be released in 1921 under restrictions after signing a plea for clemency in which he renounced revolutionary activities. Travelling widely, Savarkar became a forceful orator and writer, advocating Hindu political and social unity. Serving as the president of the Hindu Mahasabha, Savarkar endorsed the ideal of India as a Hindu Rashtra and opposed the Quit India struggle in 1942. He became a fierce critic of the Indian National Congress and its acceptance of India's partition, and was one of those accused in the assassination of Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi, though he was acquitted by the Court. He spent the last years of his life writing and expounding on Hindutva. The airport at Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar's capital has been named Veer Savarkar International Airport.

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1. Veer Savarkar 18753
2. Kuvempu 12457
3. Kannadasan 5135
4. Sahir Ludhianvi 3398
5. Chalam 3250
6. Rabindranath Tagore 2758
7. K. Vairamuthu 2275
8. Kavignar Thamarai 1359
9. Kavingar Arivumathi 1198
10. D. R. Bendre 1197

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19. Veer Savarkar 18753
20. Ziya Gökalp 18584
21. M. Celaleddin Rumi 18408
22. Hrant Dink 17715
23. Monteiro Lobato 17447

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