Contrary to the common perception, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar (better known as Veer Savarkar) and Mahatma Gandhi, enjoyed such a good rapport that Gandhi referred to him as “bhai (brother)”. A freedom fighter and leading ideologue of Hindutva in the 20th century, Savarkar was born on 28 May 1883 in Maharashtra. He was a revolutionary, author and social reformer, and remains a revered figure for those who believe in the philosophy of Hindutva. He passed away on 26 February 1966. The correspondence between Mahatma Gandhi and Savarkar as well as key comments available in “The Collected Works of Gandhi” on Savarkar and his brothers are being reproduced here.