When Indira Gandhi Described Veer Savarkar As A 'Remarkable Son Of India'
Feb 26, 2020, 1:49 PM IST
In 2019, a controversy erupted after Congress party vehemently opposed Conferring India’s highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna, to one of India’s greatest heroes Veer Savarkar. It was during that time a letter written by former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi referring Veer Savarkar as a ‘remarkable son of India’ surfaced on social media. In a letter dated May 30, 1980, Indira Gandhi wrote to Pandit Bakhle, then secretary of Swatantrayaveer Savarkar Rashtriya Smarak, expressing her reverence for one of India’s greatest freedom fighters Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. Watch this video to find out more about the letter.