21 Interesting Facts About Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose
The death of Indian nationalist leader Subhas Chandra Bose occurred from third-degree burns on 18 August 1945 after the overloaded bomber in which he was being transported by the Japanese crashed in Tohuku, Japanese Taiwan. Many among his supporters, all over the country, refused at the time and have refused since to believe either the fact or the circumstances of his death. Conspiracy theories appeared within hours of his death and have persisted since then, keeping alive various martial myths about Bose. Today we will talk about some unknown and interesting facts about Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. So let’s know about the interesting facts related to “Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose” and his life.
FACT#1. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose founded Azad Hind Fauj, it is well known, but very few people know that much earlier he formed another force called Uniform Volunteer Corps. Netaji believed in military discipline from the beginning. For this purpose, he formed the Uniform Volunteer Corps in Congress in 1928. Netaji was the General Officer Commanding of the Uniform Volunteer Corps. Netaji used to do long marches, drills, horse riding, gunfire, workouts, etc. at the Kolkata ground in the morning with the members of the Volunteer Corps. It was exactly like military training.
FACT#2. Netaji was born (Subhash Chandra Bose Birthday) on 23 January 1897 in Cuttack, Odisha. Subhash Chandra Bose was from a rich family. The leader was sharp in his education and education since childhood and wanted to contribute to the independence of the country. Childhood was spent in Orissa. After his initial studies, he enrolled in the Presidency College, Calcutta, for a bachelor’s degree in philosophy. The endless series of mysteries continues today after their long journey to get freedom for the country. Although the reasons for his death were clarified by the Central Government in 2017, this decision left many questions with pain in the mind and brain of his family and those associated with him.
FACT#3. He went to Britain in 1919 and passed the ICS examination with fourth place. He resigned in 1921 due to his desire not to work under the foreign government.
FACT#4. When he became the chief officer of the Calcutta Municipality, he changed the English name of the routes of Calcutta to the Indian name.
FACT#5. He became Congress president in 1938. He also contested for the post of Congress President of 1939. Mahatma Gandhi pitched Pattabhi Sitaramaiya and Sitaramaiya lost in the election. He resigned from the post due to non-cooperation of the Congress.
FACT#6. Subhash Chandra Bose first met Gandhiji in 1921. Only then did he become a part of the freedom struggle. In view of the patriotism present in him, Gandhiji gave him the status of being a patriot of the patriots. However, after the hanging of Bhagat Singh, both of them came some distance.
FACT#7. Along with the freedom struggle, he was also associated with social work. He helped the people surrounded by the terrible floods in Bengal in 1922. At the same time, he established the ‘Yuva Dal’ so that the work of service in the society would continue regularly.
FACT#8. Subhash went to Austria for his treatment where he met a female typist named Emily Shankel. At that time he too needed a typist to write his book. After getting acquainted, Subhash married him. Anita Bose is the daughter of Subhash Chandra Bose. However, for a long time, people did not know about their marriage.
FACT#9. On 22 June 1939, the All India Forward Block Association was formed. On 2 July 1940, he was arrested and kept in the Presidency Jail of Kolkata.
FACT#10. He arrived in the Soviet Union via the Afghanistan route. There Stalin sought help in the Indian freedom struggle but he refused. Commanded Azad Hind Fauj, reaching Singapore in 1943. Japan supported.
FACT#11. Netaji gave a rousing slogan of “You give me blood, I will give you freedom” to the youth recruited in the Azad Hind Army. Subhas Chandra Bose, as Commander of Azad Hind Fauj, formed the provisional government of India, which was recognized by Germany, Japan, Philippines, Korea, China, Italy, Manchukuo, and Ireland.
FACT#12. In 1942, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose met Hitler. But Hitler had no interest in liberating India. Hitler did not give any clear promise of assistance to Subhash.
FACT#13. The Azad Hind government had its own bank, named Azad Hind Bank. Azad Hind Bank was established in the year 1943, with the support of ten countries with this bank. Azad Hind Bank issued a note of ten rupees to one lakh rupees coin. A photo of Subhash Chandra Bose was printed on a note of one lakh rupees.
FACT#14. March of 1982. It was almost midnight. Some of his disciples entered the gate carrying an elderly man in a wheelchair. The elderly began living in a three-room set in the eastern north part of the building. His luggage kept coming slowly for a month. Six months later, discussions of his becoming Netaji began. Stayed at home for two and a half years, but no one saw them except a glimpse of midnight of March. Saraswati Devi of the neighboring district Basti saw her. Saraswati Devi belonged to the Guru family of the royal family of Nepal. Twice a year a team of distinguished members from Kolkata used to come here. 23 January and in Durga Puja.
FACT#15. On their way to the British, the British themselves conducted a secret investigation into the situation of Netaji. There was a lot of political accusation and counter-allegations about this topic and there were a lot of mutual disputes among the researchers. But no one could authentically solve this biggest puzzle of India’s political history. Even the most secretly kept files were made public for 7 decades, yet the mystery remained there.
FACT#16. He was declared a war criminal by the British when he joined Japan against the Allies during World War II and started a war against the Indian government for the independence of the motherland. Therefore, the mystery of Netaji’s disappearance deepened.
FACT#17. Netaji died in a plane crash in Taiwan on August 18 in 1945 (Subhash Chandra Bose Death). But a large section in India kept believing that Subhash Bose had escaped alive and had gone from there to Russia. Subhash Chandra Bose’s death is a mystery till date. The Government of India contacted the government of different countries several times to gather information related to them, but no concrete information could be found about them. There are many stories about the death of Subhash Chandra Bose but there is no evidence yet about his death.
FACT#18. The Renko-JI Buddhist temple in which Netaji’s alleged ashes are placed was built in 1954, inspired by the God of Prosperity and Happiness. According to Chandra Kumar Bose, the ashes have been preserved by the temple’s high priest and now his son. President Rajendra Prasad and Prime Ministers, from Jawaharlal Nehru to Indira Gandhi and Atal Bihari Vajpayee, all visited the Buddhist temple during their visit to Japan, reinforcing that there were indeed Netaji’s ashes.
FACT#19. Former Additional Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs Ajay Chaudhary had said that the boxes containing Netaji’s bones have been kept in a cupboard in the temple premises. When a visitor wants to see it, this box is taken out and placed between two candles. According to the Indian embassy in Tokyo, the ashes were kept in a small tin or wooden box. On March 2, 2007, responding to an RTI application, it was reported that the bones are kept in a box (which is made of tin or wood) about 6 inches wide and 9 inches long.
FACT#20. Prime Minister Nehru’s secretary M.O. Mathai said in a letter dated 2 December 1954, “The Foreign Minister of our Embassy in Tokyo had received Rs 200 along with the ashes and other relics of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.”
FACT#21. Union Minister Pranab Mukherjee met Netaji’s widow Emily Schenk in Germany on October 21, 1995, after which he met the then Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao was written about Netaji’s ashes. Mukherjee wrote in a confidential letter that year, “I think Netaji’s widow and daughter are very keen that the issue of Netaji’s ashes be returned to India soon.”
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