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Hedgewar, Keshavrao Baliram (1889–1940), Hindu nationalist, was born on 1 April 1889 at Nagpur, Maharashtra (then capital of Central Provinces in British India), the youngest of six children of Balirampant, a poor orthodox Deshastha Brahman priest, and Revatibai. He grew up in a high-caste Hindu milieu where traditions of ...

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Savarkar, Vinayak Damodar (1883–1966), Hindu nationalist, was born on 28 May 1883 in Bhagur village (near Nasik, then part of the Bombay presidency), the second of four children of Damodarpant and Radhabai. He had two brothers, Ganesh and Narayan, and a sister, ...