“ Notably, at a Shivaji Jayanti function in Nasik in 1924, Veer Wamanrao
Joshi, the famous Marathi journalist and playwright, gave Savarkar thehonorific of ‘Swatantrya Veer’ or ‘The Valorous Soldier of Freedom’.
Another renowned Marathi poet Vaishampayan also often referred to
Savarkar by this title. This prefix was to remain with him all his life, as hewas popularly called ‘Swatantrya Veer’ Savarkar. ”