Yamunabai or Mai Savarkar was born as Yashoda on 04 Dec 1888 or Margashirsh shukla 1, Vikram Samvat 1945. She was the eldest of four sons and seven daughters of Ramchandra Trimbak (Bhaurao) and Lakshmibai (Manutai) Chiplunkar. Her maiden name was Yashoda but she was fondly called ‘Jiji’ by her younger siblings. Later, the name ‘Mai’ took its place. Bhaurao Chiplunkar was the Dewan in the Jawhar Principality in Thane district. As such, Mai spent her childhood in luxury. Despite the family wealth, Mai ..
Questions and Answers
This section deals with various aspects of Savarkar’s life, thought, actions and relevance in a question and answer format. Questions are raised regarding Savarkar and his place in Indian history. Some of these questions stem from genuine curiosity and willingness to understand. Some questions take the form of accusations born out of outright ignorance or sheer malice. This section aims to address some of these questions.
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In the Final Order, the Special Court pronounced “ VINAYAK D. SAVARKAR- He is not guilty of the offences as specified in the charge, and is acquitted thereunder: he is in custody, and be released forthwith unless required otherwise.” ..
Mainatai (Mai) Bhaskar Kale
Savarkar’s sister. Born in 1886 in Bhagur. Married Bhaskarrao Kale of Trimbakeshwar in her childhood as per custom. Had three sons – Ambadas (Vasant), Lakshman (Vilas) and Madhusudan. After the death of her husband, Mai brought up her children and ensured their education. Her eldest son, Dr. Ambadas was a medical officer who retired in Trimbakeshwar. Was married to Vimal and had four sons Narendra (Veterinary Surgeon, Dhule), Dr. Pratap (settled in USA), Vijay (Architect, ..
28 May 1883 - Born in Bhagur, a tiny village in Dist. Nasik, Maharashtra
1892 - Lost his mother Radhabai
1898 - Took an oath before the family deity to conduct armed revolt against British Rule
09 Sep 1898 - Lost his father Damodarpant
01 Jan 1900 - Founded Mitra Mela, a secret revolutionary society
01 Mar 1901 - Married Yamuna (Mai)
19 Dec 1901 - Passed Matriculation examination
24 Jan 1902 - Joined Fergusson College, Pune
May 1904 - Founded Abhinav Bharat - A revolutionary organisation