Subhash Chandra Bose was an Indian nationality who played an important role in the freedom of the country against the British rule. He was a politician, military leader, civil service officer and freedom fighter.
“Tum Mujhe Khun Doh Mai Tunhe Azzadi Dunga”
He was born on January 23, 1897 in Cuttack, Orissa. Also he led an Indian national force from abroad against the Western powers during World War 2 . He was a contemporary of Mohandas K. Gandhi, at times an ally and at other times an adversary. Bose was known in particular for his militant approach to independence and for his push for socialist policies.
He with all his siblings was admitted to the Protestant European School in Cuttack. Subhash continued his education at this school run by the Baptist Mission up to 1909 and then shifted to the Ravenshaw Collegiate School. Netaji was indeed a bright student, he secured the second position in the matriculation exam held in 1913 . And was later admitted into presidency college. Where Bose studied for a short period. He was influenced by the teachings of Swami Vivekananda and Ramakrishna after reading their works at the age of 16, he grew a strong influence towards their ideas of religion and considered this to be more important than the formal education provided in his current college.
|Brothers||Sharat Chandra Bose and 6 others|
|College||Presidency College/Scottish College/Fitzwilliam college|
|Qualifications||Bachelor of Arts.(BA)|
Lesser Known Facts
- He used to smoke.
- Subhash Chandra Bose went to England For Further Studies and appeared in Indian Civil Services Examination (ICS), where he stood 4th among six successful candidates. But later he resigned as he did not want to serve British Government.
- He also started the newspaper by the name ‘Swaraj’ and took charge of publicity for the Bengal Provincial Congress Commitee.
- And also he was the CEO of Calcutta Municipal Corporation and editor of the newspaper ‘Forward’.
- On January 16 1941 he escaped from his Elgin Road House for Germany via Afghanistan and the Soviet Union.
- He also took help from Nazi and Imperial Japan, seeking an alliance with each of them to attack the British Government in India.
- His father Janakinath Bose, was a prominent and wealthy lawyer in Calcutta.
- Subhash was born as the 9th child in a family of 14 children
- He also wrote a book by the title “The Indian Struggle”, which covered India’s Independence movement in the years 1920-1934. But the British government ban the book.
- The death of Subhash Chandra Bose is a mystery that is yet to be resolved. Some sources says that he died in a plane crush in Taipei on 18 August 1945. While other sources says that he was killed by Britishers.