Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose is known as a great Indian leader, and patriot. He sacrificed his life for the freedom of the country. He was a man with steel temper. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose loved his country and countrymen more than his life.
Netaji was born on 23rd January, 1897 in Cuttack Sri Janki Nath Bose, his father was an advocate and a well to do person. He was seventh son of his father. Netaji got his early education upto matriculation in Cuttack, after it he joined Calcutta Presidency College. He got 1st division in graduation from there.
Netaji carried out his further education in Cambridge University at England. He got tripps from that University he passed I.C.S. examination meritoriously by topping the list.
He joined the British Government service in Calcutta which he disliked and resigned. Netaji joined Indian National Congress in 1923, he was elected in 1939 the President of the same in the face of still opposition of Gandhiji and Nehruji. Subhash Chandra Bose had more aggressive and revolutionary feelings and hence different from Mahatma Gandhi. Subhash Chandra Bose established a ‘Forward Block Party’ very soon.
He believed in the political moral ‘our enemies’, enemy is a friend of us’. Hence India should establish friendship with Germany and its doctorial ruler—Hitler. So he reached Germany and impressed the bullying giant personality. Hitler promised to give him help in his struggle for freedom from British Yoke. He formed Indian National Army of high principles and morals. In this Azad Hind Fauj Indian prisoners of war, courageous and brave youths joined in great numbers. He made a whirlwind tour of Malaya and Singapore People donated freely and happily, gold and money. Azad Hind Fauj currency was sold to make it a legal tender in free India. He said to the people, “if you give me blood I shall give freedom to you”. He inspired the Indian National Army “Delhi is not far, march on to Delhi”. Men and women in great numbers joined Indian National Army.
Under the supreme command of Netaji the I.N.A. forces attacked on British forces in Assam and conquered some parts of Indian territory under British rule.
Netaji escaped but his other generals and army men were taken to prison. The plane in which Netaji was escaping crashed but his death remained a mystery.
In his demise a brave fighter of the highest order and a close friend of masses was lost by the nation. But he did not believe in the non-violence creed of Gandhiji. Netaji was a great patriot and powerful person of strong character.