Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid tributes to Vinayak Damodar Savarkar on his birth anniversary. “Respectful tributes to Veer Savarkar, the hardworking son of Maa Bharti, on his birth anniversary,” Modi said in a tweet in Hindi. Modi also shared a photo montage on Savarkar with his own and former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s voiceovers talking about the qualities and contributions of the leader.
The vice president of India, Venkaiah Naidu, also paid his humble tributes to the “valorous freedom fighter and devout nationalist” on his birth anniversary. Naidu tweeted that he was a great social reformer, a visionary thinker and a gifted writer. “Vinayak Damodar Savarkar’s indomitable spirit and abiding love for our motherland continue to inspire every Indian,” he added.