Must known facts about Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

India's most celebrated freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's 121st Birth Anniversary is being celebrated today. Here are some facts about the brave fighter.


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  • Netaji Subhash Chandra bose was born on 23 January 1897 to Janakinath Bose (father) and Prabhavati Devi (mother) in Orissa.  Subhash was the ninth child among eight brothers and six sisters.
  • Bose was exceptionally brilliant and secured top ranks throughout his study in the school and university.  His father wanted Netaji to become a civil servant and therefore, sent him to England to appear for the Indian Civil Service Examination.  On 19 November 1919, he matriculated from Cambridge and stood fourth overall but he didn’t pursue his job over there as he didn’t want to work under the British.
  • Netaji resigned from the lucrative career of civil service to join the freedom struggle.
  • Netaji differed from Mahatma Gandhi’s view of gaining independence through a non-violent struggle. He believed that the tactics of non-violence would never be sufficient to secure independence and rather advocated violent resistance to secure the nation.
  • He is called as Father of Indian National Army as he is the one who started Azad Hind Fauz an armed force to fight against British. He is popularly and fondly called as “Netaji” by his followers.
  • Subhas was married to the Austrian girl named Emily Shenki secretly. She gave birth to a baby girl named Anita Bose Pfaff who is a famous economist in Germany.
  • He has been elected as President of All India National Congress for two times. During the period of 1921-1941, he was imprisoned eleven times in various jails in India.
  • In the year 1941, with a daring escape from house arrest in India, Netaji Subhas Bose went from Kolkata to Gomo by a car and from there travelled to Peshawar by train. From Peshawar (now in Pakistan), he went to Kabul and from there he travelled to Germany to seek help from Adlof Hitler.
  • Subhas Chandra Bose death still remains a mystery at large. As per the government report, he died in a plane crash on 18 August 1945.
  • In 2004, revered director Shyam Benegal made a biopic ‘Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero’ that received immense critical acclaim in India as well as in international film festivals.

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