Some Mind Blowing Facts About Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose You Should Need To Know Today
Hello Defence Lovers, Well, As we all know about freedom fighters who fought for theincredible India and in the month of January only, our constitution was formed due to their sacrifices. One of those legends was Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s slogan of “You give me blood, I’ll give you Freedom” ignited the fire of patriotism in the hearts of many Indians during the struggle for independence. Even today these words don’t fail to inspire and move. The man who coined these words was a true patriot and a man of principle who did all he could to bring independence to India. Here are some of the interesting things you should know about him.
- Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was born into a large family in Orissa. From childhood he was a brilliant child and who did very well in studies. He was also a fierce patriot right from his early days. He came in 2nd in his matriculation exams in 1913. He completed his B.A. in Philosophy with a First Class score in 1918. His patriotism had come to fore when he was expelled from Presidency College for assaulting Professor Oaten for his anti-India comments.
- Although Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was opposed to Gandhi ji’s philosophies, he still used to call him’Patriot of Patriots”. This honor was commendable as Bose really did commit fully to the cause of Indian Independence. There was no sacrifice that he didn’t make for his nation.
- Till this day he is regarded as one of the most patriotic idols to inspire thousands of young men and women. His political views were complete freedom for India whereas other leaders wanted it to happen in phases through a dominion status.
- He was even considered a patriot even by some of his rivals in the Congress. He wanted freedom for nation and almost he did not cared for whom he had to go to ask for assistance.
- When Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose realized that the British Government would have to be forced hard to leave India, he decided that his enemy’s enemy was his friend and visited Germany and Japan to get their assistance. With the help of Japan he was able to form the Azad Hind Fauj that fought against the Allied forces in South East Asia.
- Along with the Japanese army they brought independence to Andaman and Nicobar Islands and came to Manipur. But till that time Japan had grown weak and after it’s withdrawal from World War II, the Azad Hind Fauj had to retreat and disband.
- There was one incident where regarded as a brave person, once Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose even refused to obey the custom of carrying his umbrella while meeting the Governor General at his office after being successful in Indian Civil Services examination. When the Governor General objected at this scene, he asked him to explain his behavior. He dared to put the umbrella around the neck of British Governor General and warned him to mind his behavior. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was a completely disciplined person and could not tolerate any misbehaviour.
- In 1941, with a daring escape from house arrest in India, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose went from Kolkata to Gomo by a car and from there to Peshawar by train. He went to Kabul and from there he traveled to Germany to seek help for India’s independence from Adolf Hitler. He was asked to wait outside Hitler’s office. After waiting for a long time, Hitler came outside the office but didn’t met Netaji. Netaji always went past him but didn’t saw him intentionally. This happened several times. At last, Hitler went to Netaji and put his hands on Netaji’s shoulders. He was so busy in reading newspapers that he didn’t looked up. After few minutes, he looks up to him and says “Hitler”. Hitler asked back “How can you be so sure that i am Hitler?”. At this, he replied” Only Hitler and that too the real one can dare to place hands on my shoulders”. To fool his enemies, Hitler had kept many look alikes of him but couldn’t fool the great Netaji.
- Netaji was the editor in chief of the newspaper” Forward”. He was made to be exposed sometimes in writing jobs but later on managed to open his own newspaper called Swaraj.
- He is given the title of Father of Indian National Army as he is the one who started and lead Azad Hind Fauz the only armed force to fight against British. He is popularly and fondly called as “Netaji” by his followers as a respect. He gave the slogan”you give me blood, i will give you freedom sparked the fire of patriotism in the hearts of many Indians.
- As he completed his graduation, he went to England to appear in the ICS exams to fulfill the promise he had made to his father. As expected he performed excellently and came in 4th on the merit list. he wasn’t too happy about this as he did not wanted to work for the government that he had grown to hate. The Jalianwalla Bagh scene had left a mark on his memory and in 1921 he decided to resign from ICS while still undergoing his internship.
- One of the theories is that he came back to India, and lived anonymously as Bhagwanji or Gumnami Baba in U.P. It is said that Bose took Sanyas and didn’t think it wise to resurface into Indian politics. He is said to have died in 1985 in Faizabad in U.P. It is said that Bhagwanji looked uncannily like Bose and his writing matched that of Bose’s. On at least four separate occasions, Bhagwanji himself admitted that he was in fact Subhash Chandra Bose but that it was in the best interest of the nation that he stay anonymous. That does sound like something Netaji would do out of his love for the nation.
- The major reason behind Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s death holds a mystery. Some people say that he died out of plane crash in Taipei, Taiwan and his cause of death is burn. Some say that he did not die,. On August 18 1945 . No body was recovered and only some ashes were taken to Japan. Over the years his death has been a mystery as speculations have been made that he didn’t die at all and lived on in Russia and later in India, he took sanyas and resides in U.P by the name of Bhagwanji or Gumnami Baba. He is assumed to be dead in Faizabad in 1985. It is said that Bhagwanji looked exactly same like Bose and his writing matched also that of Netaji’s. On four separate occasions, He himself admitted that he was Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose but that it was in the best interest of the nation that he stay anonymous. The alleged plane crash doesn’t even exist in the Taiwanese records. Also, till this very day no genuine conclusion can be derived yet.