Subhas Chandra Bose was a defiant Indian leader who fought for India’s freedom mostly from exile. He was the head of INA after Mohan Singh, the founder Captain. Bose could not see India’s birth of freedom from the British as he mysteriously killed in a 1945 plane crash in Taiwan. India celebrates 23rd January as Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti. It’s the birth day celebration of Netaji Suhas Chandra Bose. On this occasion, here is 10 lesser known facts about Netaji, who was one of the most courageous and patriotic freedom fighter in India. Also following 5 ever green quotes of Subhas Chandra Bose. It’s inspiring.
Five Ever Green Quotes of Subas Chandra Bose
Below you can find 5 inspiring patriotic quotes of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
1. “One individual may die for an idea, but that idea will, after his death, incarnate itself in a thousand lives.”
2. “No real change in history has ever been achieved by discussions.”
3. “Soldiers who always remain faithful to their nation, who are always prepared to sacrifice their lives, are invincible.”
4. “The secret of political bargaining is to look more strong than what you really are.”
5. “Freedom is not given, it’s taken.”
Many people, mostly his supporters, then believed that Bose didn’t die in the plane crash in Taiwan. Still many people think so. Interestingly even the CIA cast doubt on his death and expected a possible return of Netaji in 1964. They thought that he would make a possible threat to Nehru government.
By saying this let us go through 10 lesser known facts about Bose.
10 Lesser Known Facts About Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose
1. Bose was born in Cuttack, Orissa on 23rd January 1897.
2. He was a brilliant student who completed his B.A. in philosophy in 1918.
3. Bose ranked 4th in the Indian Civil Service Examination in England.
4. The British put him under house arrest in 1940 but he managed to escape under the noses of British surveillance and reached in Berlin, Germany.
5. Bose married Emilie Schenkl, an Austiran in 1937, without publicly announcing. Their daughter Anita Bose Pfaff is a German Economist, now lives in Germany.
6. It was Bose who first addressed Mahatma Gandhi as the “Father of the Nation” in a radio broadcasting from Singapore.
7. IB Officials, under Nehru regime, put the Bose family under strict surveillance for around two decades after his death. It was between 1948 and 1968. The family movements and correspondence were traced as per the two recently declassified IB files.
8. Bose was President of Indian National Congress during 1938 – 1939.
9. He died on 18 August 1945 after the overloaded Japanese Mitsubishi Ki-21 twin-engine heavy bomber plane carrying him crashed in Japanese-ruled Formosa, now Taiwan. Bose was conscious and died in hospital.
10. Netaji’s remains kept in the Renkoji temple in Japan.
These are 10 lessor known facts about the life of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.