Subhas Chandra Bose was one of the greatest patriots and freedom fighter of India. Born in the affluent Hindu Kayastha family in the Indian city of Cuttack in Orissa on 23rd January 1897. His father, Janakinath was a renowned lawyer by profession and his mother Prabhavati Devi was a devout lady. He was one of the 14 children his parents had. He was an extremely brilliant student and ranked first in the merit of matriculation exams. He completed his education from University of Calcutta in the year 1918. He further moved to England to pursue higher studies in the year 1919 and passed the examination of Indian Civil services by scoring 4th rank. He adored Swami Vivekananda’s lessons and took him as his spiritual mentor.
His contribution to freedom struggle
He was nothing less than a superhero at the time of India’s freedom struggle as he was very thwarted by the conditions of his countrymen. He was really upset with the behavior of British and therefore decided to take revenge. This urge was so strong that he even left his Indian Civil Service job and came back to join the freedom struggle in India. He was very much influenced by Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das who was an active member of Indian National Congress. Subhash Chandra Bose always regarded Das as his political mentor. He joined Indian National Congress and eventually became the president as well but then due to the difference of opinion between him and Mahatma Gandhi he left the congress party and formed his own party with the name of Forward Bloc.
Difference of opinion
There was a major difference of views between him and Mahatma Gandhi. He always believed that only non-violence is not sufficient to drive the British out of India so he chose the method of violence movement. He made his own army with the name of Indian National Army which was also called as Azad Hind Fauj. For which he went to other countries such as Germany and Japan. The people in his army also included the Indian residents of these countries as well as the Indian Prisoners of war. He and his army fought for the freedom of their country. His slogans “Dilli Chalo” and “Jai Hind” were given to his army. His slogan “Give me blood and I will give you freedom” was an inspiration to his army men. These great words gave motivation to them to fight and make their motherland free from the treacherous rule of the British.
After he got disappointed from Adolf Hitler in Germany, he gave the slogan Dilli Chalo which was followed by a violent strike between his Indian National Army and Anglo-American Forces. It was very unfortunate that they were then forced to surrender. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose then left for Tokya and his plane got crashed in the year 1945. Though his body was not recovered and people are hopeful that he is still alive. But reports suggest that his body got third-degree burned. People remember him for his deeds and he still inspired the Indian youth to be brave for the country. His contributions in the Indian History will never be forgotten.