Subash Chandra Bose (1897 to 1945(?))

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  1. garry420

    garry420 Well-Known Member

    Netaji Subash Chandra Bose, the great hero and more of a legend was born in on January 23rd 1897 in Cuttack, Orissa as the ninth child among fourteen. His mother was Prabhavatidevi, a pious and spiritual lady and his father Janakinath Bose, a famous lawyer. He comes from a really popular and wealthy Kulin Kayastha family of Bengal.

    When he was young, he started wondering about life and the freedom of Hindustan. At the age of eight, he asked his mother, “Ma, am I ready?” It was amazing. At the age of 15, he started reading Swami Vivekananda’s work and started getting answers to his questions. In his autobiography, he wrote that at his younger youth age, he was overwhelmed with destroying sexual desire from his personal life. However, later in his life, he realized that sex part of human desire and cannot be destroyed. Therefore, he was a thinker at his young age. He was a smart student. He got the highest mark at the matriculation examination of Calcutta province and passed his BA in Philosophy from the Presidency College in Calcutta at the age of 22. Then he went to England to appear for an Indian Civil Service examination and passed the examination.

    He started his political affair with Deshbondhu Chittaronjon Das. Even though Das worked under Congress, he and Bose had different opinions than Congress. Bose wanted the total independence of India but Congress wanted in a phase. Because of these and other differences, Das created his own party and named it, Swaraj Party. This party however worked under Congress as well. Later on April 1924, Swaraj Party got most of the seats in Calcutta and Das became the Mayor and Bose became the Chief executive officer of the Calcutta Corporation.

    As the WW2 start coming closer, Bose realized before many other Congress that the British would use the Indian people as soldiers in their struggle against Germany. He warned about this but very few listened to him. During the Indian National Congress election, Bose was elected President twice on 1937. However, Gandhi had problems with Bose and his views. Therefore, he kept talking against this. Bose realized that if he tries to stick to his constitutional rights of having the seat of the president, the Congress would be divided. Therefore, he resigned and started his own party, The Forward Block.

    As the war came closer, the British started training Indian soldiers at a mass to recruit them against the German. Bose realized that if these trained soldiers rebel against the British, then the British would be defeated. His work to start a rebellion among these soldiers became known among the British and they arrested him. Bose then went on a hunger strike and after 11 days, he became really sick. Then the British removed him from the prison and put him in house arrest. However, Bose suddenly disappeared from the house around the beginning of 1941.
    Then after many work, he reached Germany and from the radio, he vowed to fight against the British. The Germans and Japanese decided to support Bose. Then he went to Japan and built Indian National Army to attack the British. These soldiers were arrested by Japan during the war. Bose used these people to fight against the British. However, around 1945, Bose faces a plane crash. After that, no one knew what happened to him. Huge research institutes are set up to find information about Bose. Because there is no information about Bose after the crash, he remains as a legend among Hindus and Indians.

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