Mainabai Savarkar (1886-1947) was an Indian freedom fighter. She was the sister of the Indian revolutionary Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. She died due to an age-related illness in Bombay State (now Maharashtra), India in 1947.
Mainabai Savarkar was born in 1886 (age 61 years; at the time of death) in Bhaghur, Nashik district, Bombay Presidency, British India (now Maharashtra, India).
Family & Caste
Mainabai Savarkar belonged to the Chitpavan Brahmin Hindu family in Maharashtra. Vinayak Damodar Savarkar: The Much-maligned and Misunderstood Revolutionary and Freedom Fighter – Google Books
Parents & Siblings
Mainabai Savarkar’s father’s name is Damodar Savarkar (deceased), and her mother’s name is Radhabai Savarkar (deceased). She had three brothers, Ganesh Damodar Savarkar, Narayanrao Savarkar, and Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. Ganesh Damodar Savarkar was an Indian politician, activist, nationalist, and founder of the Abhinav Bharat Society. Narayanrao Savarkar was a freedom fighter and Vinayak Damodar Savarkar (popularly known as Veer Savarkar) was a revolutionary freedom fighter, an accomplished politician, and an author. Vinayak pioneered the political ideology ‘Hindutva,’ which he developed during his detention at Ratnagiri Jail in Maharashtra in 1922. He was one of the crucial leaders of the Hindu Mahasabha, a political party. Savarkar passed away in 1966.
Husband & Children
Mainabai Savarkar got married to Bhaskarrao Kale of Trimbakeshwar in childhood. The couple had three sons, Ambadas, Lakshman, and Madhusudan. Ambadas and Lakshman were doctors while Madhusudan was a Medical Representative (MR).
Mainabai Savarkar followed Hinduism.
Mainabai Savarkar passed away at the age of 61 due to an age-related illness in 1947 in Bombay State (now Maharashtra), India.
- Mainabai Savarkar was affectionately called Mai by her close friends and family members.
- She also goes by the name Mainatai Savarkar and Mai Kale.
- Many films have been released on Vinayak Damodar Savarkar’s life including Veer Savarkar (1983), Veer Savarkar (2001), What About Savarkar? (2015), and Swatantra Veer Savarkar (2023).