The first leader to daringly set Absolute Political Independence as India's goal (1900).
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The first Indian leader to daringly perform a bonfire of foreign (English) clothes (1905).
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The first Indian to organize a revolutionary movement for India's Independence on an international level (1906).
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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).
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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)
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The 1st Indian historian whose book on 1857 War of Independence was proscribed by British Authorities in India even b4 its publication. Governor General had asked Postmaster General to confiscate copies of book six months before book was officially banned (1909).
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The first political prisoner whose daring escape and arrest on French soil became a cause Celebrex in the International Court of Justice at The Hague. This case was mentioned in many International Treaties at that time (1910).
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The first graduate whose degree was withdrawn by an Indian University for striving for India's freedom (1911).
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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.
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The first Indian leader who successfully started A Ganeshotsava opens to all Hindus including ex-untouchables (1930).
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The first Indian leader who successfully started Interlining ceremonies of all Hindus including ex-untouchables (1931).
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The first Indian leader who successfully started "Patitpavan Mandir", open to all Hindus including ex-untouchables (22 February 1931).
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The first Indian leader who successfully started A cafe opens to all Hindus including ex-untouchables (01 May 1933).
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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.
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The first leader to embrace death voluntarily by way of Atma Samarpan in the highest tradition of Yoga (1966).
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Veer Savarkar was born on 28th May, 1883 in a village, Bhagur (Nashik) Maharashtra; he had 3 other siblings namely Ganesh, Narayan and Maina (sister).
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The creation of the term, Hindutva, goes to Veer Savarkar. He emphasized its distinctiveness from Hinduism; which he associated with political communalism.
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Veer Savarkar was the first poet in the world who was deprived of pen and paper in a jail. He improvised and used thorns and nails to compose his writings on prison walls.
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Veer Savarkar practised ‘dining of all Hindus together’ irrelevant of the castes in 1930. He was the first revolutionary-cum-politician who within 10 years
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Veer Savarkar pioneered the ‘Shuddhi’movement. The movement was against the Muslims who were forcing their religion on Hindus using prison authorities. The movement was to re-convert those people back to Hindu dharma.
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Veer Savarkar’s works: “Kamala”, “Mazi Janmathep” (My Life Sentence) were in Marathilanguage. 
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On 1 February 1966, Veer Savarkar refused taking medicines, food and water. He termed this as atmaarpan (fast until death). He justified this act with an article titled “atmahatya nahi atmaarpan”
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In 1970, Indira Gandhi’s government issued a postal stamp in honour of Veer Savarkar. Also, the airport at Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar’s capital, has been named as ‘Veer Savarkar International Airport’.
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“Calmness in preparation but boldness in execution, this should be the watchword during the moments of crisis.” ~Veer Savarkar
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“Our Motherland, sacrifice for you is like life, living without you is death.” ~ Vinayak Damodar Savarkar
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“We yield to none in our love, admiration and respect for the Buddha-the Dharma-the Sangha. They are all ours. Their glories are ours and ours their failures.”-Veer Savarkar
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Savarkar rigorously opposed Restriction on access to Vedas; He said All Hindus would have equal rights and access to the Vedas.
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Savarkar rigorously opposed Restrictions on pursuing a profession of choice – A person should have the freedom to pursue the profession which he or she were best at irrespective of what caste the person was born into.
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Savarkar rigorously opposed Un-touch ability and ritual purity – Only those will be considered untouchable whose touch is harmful to public health.
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Savarkar rigorously opposed Foreign travel – Travel to a foreign land should not lead to a community boycott.
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Savarkar rigorously opposed Restriction on religious conversion – Those who had previously relinquished the Hindu religion or those born in a different religion should be allowed to come back into the Hindu fold.
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Savarkar rigorously opposed Restriction on food habits – Savarkar ridiculed the idea that eating a certain kind of food damages your religion. He was of the opinion that 'Religion rests in one's heart and not in the stomach'.
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Savarkar rigorously opposed Restriction on marriage outside ones caste – Caste should not be criteria for marriage. Qualities, civility, love and health should be the driving force while choosing a life partner.
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