Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, a personality who creased every Indian's heart. He was an Indian nationalist whose patriotism towards India highlights the history of India. Today, the 18th of August, succeeding the Independence Day of India in 15th, marks his 76th death anniversary.
"'Tum Mujhe Khoon Do, Mai Tumhe Aazaadi Dunga' as translated- 'Give me blood and I shall give you freedom'" still stands the most significant speech slogan of Bose.
Bose's Early Life:
Subhash Chandra Bose was an exceptional rhetor with captivating leadership skills and a famous rebellious personality. He was one of the highly loved and respected freedom fighters in India. He was born to wealthy parents in Cuttack, Orissa on 23rd January 1897. His father Janakinath Bose, was a renowned lawyer and was awarded the title "Rai Bahadur".
He went to the University of Cambridge to prepare for the Indian Civil Service and passed the civil service examination in 1920. Bose could not withstand the horrors India was dealing with. The Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Punjab, the declaration of martial law and the suspension of the civil disobedience campaign made Bose hastened to India.
Bose and the Indian National Congress:
Indian National Congress (INC) was a powerful non-violent organization formed by Mahatma Gandhi. Bose joined the Congress and worked under Chittaranjan Das, who then became his political guru. He also started the newspaper "Swaraj". He was then elected President for the Indian National Congress in 1938 but he soon resigned from his post as the revolutionary President did not get any Gandhian support.
Bose and his Forward Bloc and Indian National Army (INA):
In 1939, 3rd of May, the All India Forward Bloc was formed by Netaji, who was renowned for his leftist views in Congress. With the aim to bring all the radical elements of the Congress party, the Forward Bloc was formed spreading the true significance of complete independence accompanying social justice and equality among all.
The Indian National Army (INA) also known as the Aazad Hind Fauj was first formed in 1942 by Captain Mohan Singh along with the prisoners of India from the defeated British Indian Army, with the aim of emancipating India from British rule. Later the Indian Independence Campaigner Subhash Chandra Bose revived INA in 1943. The INA comprised around 45,000 soldiers from the British Indian Army.
Netaji's death led to huge controversies. Even today people firmly believe that Netaji has survived the plane crash. His death was caused due to third-degree burns, on the 18th of August, after the plane crashed in Taihoku, now Taiwan in Japan.
A great freedom fighter whose roles and sacrifices are instrumental in Indian Independence. He was and will remain an unforgettable hero in the history of Indian Independence.