10 Interesting Facts about Subhas Chandra Bose
10 Interesting Facts about Subhas Chandra Bose

10 Interesting Facts about Subhas Chandra Bose

10 Intriguing Facts about the Legendary Subhas Chandra Bose

10 Interesting Facts about Subhas Chandra Bose

One of the most celebrated freedom fighters of India, Subhas Chandra Bose, was a charismatic influencer for the world. Born on January 23, 1897, in Cuttack, Odisha, he was the ninth child of Janakinath Bose and Prabhavati Devi. Subhas is known as one of the most esteemed freedom fighters of India, who was the mastermind behind raising the Azad Hind Fauj.

Notably, the title "Netaji," meaning "Revered Leader" in Hindi, was bestowed upon Subhas Chandra Bose by German and Indian officials at the Special Bureau of India in Berlin.

Netaji learned a lot from a famous Congress leader named Chittaranjan Das. They both left the Congress Party and started a new one called the Swaraj Party in 1922. Netaji also worked on a newspaper called Swaraj and became the editor of another one called the Forward, which Chittaranjan Das began.

In 1923, Netaji became the President of the All India Youth Congress Committee and the Secretary of the Bengal State Congress. He also briefly became the mayor of Calcutta in 1930.

In 1942, he created the Indian National Army in Southeast Asia with Japan's help. This army included Indian soldiers captured by the British Indian army during the war. Netaji then set up a temporary government called the Provisional Government of Free India or Azad Hind in 1943 in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, which were controlled by Japan at the time.

He was a true legend in every essence and one of the most dedicated fighters who ever fought for incredible India. Subhas Chandra Bose made many contributions to India's freedom. His famous slogan, "Tum mujhe khoon do, main tumhe aazadi dunga," brought patriotism to Indians during the fight for independence.

Even today, these words inspire and fill us with the same energy and enthusiasm. It is believed that on 18 August 1945, Subhas Chandra Bose died in a plane crash shortly after take-off. Due to the mystery surrounding the circumstances of his death, the Government of India has set up several committees to investigate the case.

There are several lesser-known facts about Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, that many people do not know:

1. Subhas Chandra Bose was a brilliant student, consistently securing top ranks throughout his schooling and university studies. He graduated with a first-class degree in Philosophy in 1918.

2. He ranked 4th in the prestigious Indian Civil Services exam in 1919. However, he later resigned from this position.

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3. Subhas Chandra Bose was elected as the President of the All India National Congress two times.

4. He was married to a woman of Austrian origin named Emilie Schenkl. They also had a daughter named Anita Bose, who is a renowned German economist.

<div class="paragraphs"><p>Emilie Schenkl with Subhash Chandra Bose | Anita Bose</p></div>

Emilie Schenkl with Subhash Chandra Bose | Anita Bose

5. "Jai Hind," one of the most popular slogans of India, was coined by Bose. He was also the one to select Rabindranath Tagore's "Jana Gana Mana" as his preferred national anthem.

6. From 1921 to 1941, Subhas was imprisoned eleven times in different jails due to his advocacy for complete independence.

7. He believed that Gandhi's tactics of non-violence would never be enough to achieve independence and advocated violent resistance.

8. Although Subhas Chandra Bose was opposed to Gandhi Ji's philosophies, he still referred to him as the 'Patriot of Patriots'. This honor was commendable as Bose was fully devoted to India's independence. There was no sacrifice that he did not make for his nation.

9. He established the Azad Hind Radio station in Germany and led the Indian nationalist movement in East Asia.

10. Subhas Chandra's death has been one of the biggest mysteries in Indian history. It is said that he died from third-degree burns after his overloaded Japanese plane crashed around Taiwan. However, his supporters immediately refuted this news, and conspiracy theories have persisted ever since.

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