Both the life and death of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, the great hero of the history of Indian independence, remained mysterious. Netaji was born on this day. He is known as a soldier and diplomat. He was born on 23 January 1897 in Cuttack, Odisha. Bose fought the Western powers in India during World War II by forming the Azad Hind Fauj. He was also the President of Youth Congress.
Subhash Chandra Bose, son of eminent Bengali lawyer Janakinath Bose, was educated at Presidency College and Scottish Church College, Calcutta. After this he went to Cambridge University, England. In 1920, he passed the examination of the Indian Civil Services, but returned to India in April 1921 after hearing about the political movement going on in India.
On returning to India, Subhash Chandra Bose joined Mahatma Gandhi in the freedom struggle of the country. But he also believed that it would take a lot of time to get freedom from the path of non-violence. He was disappointed when Gandhi left the Non-Cooperation Movement in the middle. He supported Chittaranjan Das Swaraj Party in 1923 and on 25 October 1924, he was arrested and jailed in Burma.
He came back to jail many times. In 1938, he was elected President of the Indian National Congress. But his policies did not match with Gandhi’s liberal policies. In 1939, he resigned from the post of president. In 1943, he led the Indian independence movement with his independent Indian Army.
Subhash Chandra Bose died in an air crash. However, there was a lot of controversy about this. Bose is believed to have died on 18 August 1945 in an air crash while fleeing South East Asia, a few days after Japan’s surrender in World War II. There is also a belief that Bose did not die in 1945, after that he was under house arrest in Russia. Several disputes broke out about his disappearance and death in the accident.
Many people also say that he was a Subhash Chandra Bose in Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh, a saint who lived in the name of Gumnami Baba or Bhagwanji. He died in 1985, after his death there were many books and maps which were extraordinary in his material.
Many people say that he used to keep his identity anonymous, but some people from Bengal used to come to meet him on Netaji birthday and Durga Puja. On 16 January this year, the Kolkata High Court on Wednesday ordered the formation of a special bench to hear a petition seeking to make public the intelligence documents related to the disappearance of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.