'Netaji' Subhas Chandra Bose

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'Netaji' Subhas Chandra Bose

Today we celebrate Netaji's birth anniversary. This revolutionary was one of the most prominent leaders in the Indian independence movement and legendary figure in India today.

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'Netaji' Subhas Chandra Bose

He graduated from the Scottish Church College in Calcutta with a First Class degree in Philosophy. Influenced by the teachings of Swami Vivekananda, he was known for his patriotic zeal as a student.

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'Netaji' Subhas Chandra Bose

In 1920 he appeared for the competitive examination and stood fourth in the order of merit. Deeply moved by the Jallianwalla Bagh massacre in Punjab, Subhash Chandra Bose left his Civil Services apprenticeship midway and returned to India.

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'Netaji' Subhas Chandra Bose

A fighter in the truest sense Netaji Was an Indian revolutionary who led an Indian national political and military force against Britain and the Western powers during World War II.

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'Netaji' Subhas Chandra Bose

Subhash Chandra Bose (centre) with Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru (right) and other Congress leaders attends Congress meeting in 1930.

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'Netaji' Subhas Chandra Bose

Here we see Netaji with one of the most cruel dictators in history Adolf Hitler.

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'Netaji' Subhas Chandra Bose

Pro-Japanese, anti-British Indian Nationalist leader Subhas Chandra Bose enjoying a meal at Bardoli Ashram on his way to the 51st Indian National Congress during WWII in 1940.

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'Netaji' Subhas Chandra Bose

Bose, the new President of the 51st Indian National Congress, wearing traditional formal clothing in 1940.

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'Netaji' Subhas Chandra Bose

Subhash Chandra Bose and Heinrich Himmler, Germany, Summer of 1942.

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'Netaji' Subhas Chandra Bose

Led by Subhash Chandra Bose, the Azad Hind, a militia, was formed in 1943 outside India.

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'Netaji' Subhas Chandra Bose

Subhas Chandra giving a speech in Tokyo in 1945.

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'Netaji' Subhas Chandra Bose

Subhash Chandra Bose, one of the most prominent and highly respected leaders of the Indian independence movement, is being greeted by revolutionaries in 1940.

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'Netaji' Subhas Chandra Bose

He is presumed to have died "in absentia" on 18 August 1945 from injuries sustained in an alleged aircraft crash in Taihoku (Taipei). However, no actual evidence of the death of Subhas Chandra Bose on that day has ever been officially authenticated and many committees were set up by the government of India to investigate the mystery of his presumed death.

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'Netaji' Subhas Chandra Bose

Bose was born on 23 January 1897 in Cuttack, Orissa to Janakinath Bose and Prabhabati Devi. Here we see him with his family.

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