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VD Savarkar

May 28, 1883 - Feb 26, 1966

Vinayak Damodar Savarkar was an Indian independence activist and politician who formulated the Hindu nationalist philosophy of Hindutva. He was a leading figure in the Hindu Mahasabha.

Serving as the president of the Hindu Mahasabha, Savarkar endorsed the idea of India as a Hindu Rashtra. He popularized Hindutva to create a collective "Hindu" identity as an essence of Bharat (India).

Every person is a Hindu who regards and owns this Bharat Bhumi, this land from the Indus to the seas