In May 1921, Hedgewar was arrested on charges of “sedition” for his “objectionable” speeches in Maharashtra. The hearing of the case began on June 14, 1921. After a few hearings, he decided to plead his own case and read out a written statement on 5/8/1921
Dr K B Hegdewar, who had lost both his parents for plague studied with the assistance of relatives & friends who recognised his zeal for education & determined nationalism. Hedgewar was sent to study in the
His friends acted as couriers and whenever he himself went to Nagpur, he would take revolvers for revolutionaries there.
After completing course, Hedgewar returned to Nagpur in early 1916. Rejected lucrative Bangkok offfer,
Instead, he set up a revolutionary group called ‘Kranti Dal’ with the help of Bhauji Karve, a nationalist from Nagpur.
When Hussain was severely ill, Hedgewar personally nursed him and was constantly by his bedside for two months.
Though the RSS was founded on the day of ‘Vijaydashami’ in 1925 the name was decided later
On the morning of 21 June 1940 in Nagpur, K B Hegdewar attained Sadgati. His last rites were performed in the locality of Resham Bagh in Nagpur, which was later developed as Hedgewar Smruti Mandir.