Guwahati: Subhas Chandra Bose also popularly known as Netaji was an Indian freedom fighter and a revolutionary. The title ‘Netaji’ was conferred to him by German and Indian officials at the Special Bureau of India in Berlin.
Subhas Chandra Bose was born on 23 January 1897 in Cuttack, Orrisa, now known as Odisha. While growing up he became a follower of Swami Vivekananda and espoused strong socialist values.
He led the Indian National Army or Azad Hind Fauj in 1943 to free India from British rule. Netaji’s Nationalist ideas inspired millions of people to fight for the freedom of India.
In 1920, he passed the civil service examination, but he hurried back to India in the month of April 1921. He could not resist after hearing about the nationalist’s turmoil in India and resigned his candidacy.
He was one of the most respected and famous freedom fighters of India.
His words of coverage sparked hope and patriotism in a lot of souls.
“Tum Muje Khoon Do, Main Tumhe Aazadi Duga”, still manages to activate the sense of patriotism in Indians.
He established the Azad Hind Fauj and had a great capability of Militant Approach, which was used in the struggle of freedom fighters and social policies.
On 18 August 1945, he reportedly died at a hospital in Taiwan as a result of injuries from a plane crash.
Bose’s death was a huge controversy in the nation, which was just a few years before the freedom.
According to a Japanese Domei news agency, Netaji died on August 18 in a plane crash at the Japanese-controlled Matsuyama military airport in Taihoku (now Taiwan). It was a state of shock and disbelief. Many believed that this isn’t true and many said he was still alive after this conspiracy.
The controversy of Gumnami Baba also revolved around Netaji. A so-called holy man, Gumnami Baba, lived in Faizabad (the twin city of Ayodhya) from the 1960s onward till 1987 when he died.
Gumnami Baba lived in isolation, and many believed that he was none other than Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose living incognito. Some of the theories also said that he was living abroad. Many believed that he survived the plane crash. His death was a complete mystery.
Even after 75 years of Independence, the controversy around his death remains the same.
Despite all this, Netaji remains to live in the hearts of Indians with his unforgettable speech and spirit of fighting. Every year, August 18 is observed as Subhash Chandra Bose’s death anniversary.