Bharat Ratna Shrimati Lata Mangeshkar took to Twitter on Thursday and in a post, she reminisced about the close relationship, her family and her shared with revolutionary Veer Savarkar, she further wrote that it is because of this close relationship that Savarkar wrote the play 'Sanyasta Khadag' for her father’s company. The play was first showcased on September 18, 1931. It is through this play that the song ‘Shat Janma Shodhitana’ became a crowd favourite, she added.
Veer Savarkar ji aur hamare pariwar ke bahut ghanisht sambandh the,isiliye unhone mere pita ji ki natak company ke liye natak “ Sanyasta Khadag “ likha tha. Is natak ka pehla prayog 18th Sep 1931 ko hua tha,is natak mein se ek geet bahut lokpriya hua. https://t.co/RMzBUc69SB— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) September 19, 2019
Veer Savarkar has been in the news recently with Uddhav Thackeray sparking off controversy after stating that he would've 'beaten' Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar with a 'shoe' over his infamous 2018 remark on Veer Savarkar. The Shiv Sena chief speaking on the sidelines of the launch of a biography titled 'Savarkar: Echoes From A Forgotten Past', also stated that Pakistan would not have been formed if Savarkar was the Prime Minister of the country. Back in 2018, Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar claimed that Savarkar coined the term 'Hindutva'. Moreover, he added that it was Savarkar, who was the first one to propose the two-nation theory, instead of Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
Aiyar had said, "Present situation in India is an aberration. In 1923, a man called VD Savarkar invented a word which doesn't exist in any religious text, 'Hindutva'. So the first proponent of the two-nation theory was the ideological guru of those who is currently in power in India."
In an effort to dismiss the claims of Pakistan never being formed if Savarkar was the Prime Minister of the country made by Uddhav Thackeray, Majeed Memon asked whether Savarkar was worth becoming the Prime Minister of the nation at the time. He questioned Savarkar's abilities, asking if he would have been able to acquire the position of the leader of the nation at that point of time or if that as a consequence would lead to Jinnah not being able to succeed in building Pakistan. Majeed Memon notifies that these discussions are completely futile and they would only lead to 'hypothetical situations', with no consequential answers. Furthermore, he stated that in today's political scenario, these are discussions that are not relevant to the current issues in hand.
Vinayak Damodar Savarkar who is also known as Veer Savarkar was an Indian Independence hero, politician, lawyer and the formulator of 'Hindutva' philosophy. While he founded the Abhinav Bharat Society, which wrote extensively on the Indian Independence movement, he was arrested and sentenced for revolutionary activities to two life terms of imprisonment totalling fifty years and was moved to the Cellular Jail in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. He was later released in 1921.