Ganesh Damodar Savarkar
|Ganesh Damodar Savarkar|
|Born||June 13, 1879
Bhagur, Maharashtra, India
|Died||March 16, 1945
|Other names||Babarao Savarkar|
|Known for||Indian Independence Movement, Hindutva|
|Relatives||Vinayak Damodar Savarkar (brother), Narayan Damodar Savarkar (brother), Maina Damodar Savarkar (sister)|
Ganesh (Babarao) was the eldest of the Savarkar brothers, Ganesh, Vinayak (Veer Savarkar), and Narayan, they also had a sister Mainabai, who was the penultimate issue of their parents, Narayan being the youngest.:107 His parents death laid the liability of his family at an age of twenty years.
Ganesh Damodar Savarkar was a patriot of the first order. Commonly known as Babarao Savarkar, he is the epitome of heroism that is unknown and unsung! He was the eldest of the four Savarkar siblings - Ganesh or Babarao; Vinayak or Tatyarao, Narayan or Balarao were the three Savarkar brothers; they had a sister named Maina or Mai who was married into the Kale family. Babarao was a great revolutionary, philosopher, writer and organizer of Hindus.
He led an armed movement against the British colonial government in India, he was sentenced to transportation for life as a result. The then collector of Nasik, Jackson was assassinated by Anant Laxman Kanhere in retaliation.:117 Dhananjay Keer describes Jackson as "part of the oppressive machinery of the British Empire" and "...responsible for deporting Babarao...":197
M. J. Akbar writes that "The five friends who started the RSS were Dr. B. S. Moonje, Dr. L. V. Paranjpe, Dr. Tholkar, Babarao Savarkar and Dr. Hedgewar himself". :306 Rity Kohli writes that Savarkar's essay on nationalism "Rashtra Mimansa":471 was abridged into "We, and our Nationhood, Defined", by Golwalkar, in 1938, which was the first systematic statement of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh ideology.
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