Vinayak Damodar Savarkar ( Veer Savarkar )
He was a great freedom fighter. He was the first person who called the 1857 revolt as the first war of independence .
He founded Abhinav Bharat Society (In Pune) and Free India Society (In London).
His important literary works are ‘Joseph Mazzini- Biography and Politics‘ , ‘The Indian War of Independence‘ and ‘Hindutva: who is hindu?‘.
He served as the president of Hindu Mahasabha from 1937 to 1943. He was also an active member of India House founded by Shyamji Krishna Varma in London.
In his honour the Port Blair airport has been named as Veer Savarkar International Airport.