Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was an Indian nationalist whose patriotism towards India has left a mark in the hearts of many Indians. He is known as the founder of ‘Azad Hind Fauj’ and his famous slogan is ‘You give me blood, I will give you freedom’.
Brief information of Subhash Chandra Bose
Full name – Subhas Chandra Bose,
Date of Birth – 23 January 1897,
Place of Birth – Cuttack, Orissa,
Father’s Name – Jankinath Bose,
Mother’s name – Prabhavati Devi,
Wife’s name – Emily Schenkle,
Daughter’s name – Anita Bose,
Education – Renshaw Collegiate School, Cuttack (Study up to 12th) Presidency College, Calcutta (Philosophy) Cambridge University, England,
political ideology – nationalism; communism, fascism-interested,
Political Association – Indian National Congress, Forward Bloc Indian National Army,
Died – August 18, 1945,
Died – August 18, 1945,
Mystery of Subhash Chandra Bose’s death
After Japan’s defeat in World War II, Netaji needed to find a new way. He had decided to seek help from Russia. On 18 August 1945, Netaji was on his way to Manchuria by plane. During this journey he went missing. After this day he was never seen by anyone.
On 23 August 1945, Tokyo Radio reported that Netaji was arriving in Saigon by a large bomber when his plane crashed near Taihoku Airport on 18 August. Japanese General Shodei, Pilot and a few others with him on the plane were killed.Netaji was seriously burnt. He was taken to Taihoku Military Hospital where he died. According to Colonel Habibur Rahman, his last rites were performed in Taihoku itself. In mid-September, his ashes were collected and kept in the Rankoji Temple in Tokyo, the capital of Japan. According to a document obtained from the National Archives of India, Netaji died on 18 August 1945 at the Taihoku Military Hospital at 9:00 pm.
After independence, the Government of India appointed commission twice in 1956 and 1977 to investigate this incident. Both the times the result was that Netaji was martyred in that plane crash itself. In 1999, the third commission was formed under the leadership of Manoj Kumar Mukherjee. In 2005, the Taiwanese government told the Mukherjee Commission that no plane had ever crashed on Taiwanese land in 1945.
Where Netaji went missing on 18 August 1945 and what happened next has become the biggest unanswered mystery in Indian history.
There is no dearth of people claiming to have seen and met Netaji even today in different parts of the country.From Gumnami Baba of Faizabad to Raigarh district in the state of Chhattisgarh, many claims have been made regarding the existence of Netaji, but the authenticity of all these is questionable. In Chhattisgarh, the matter of the existence of Subhash Chandra Bose went to the state government. But the State Government, considering it not worthy of interference, closed the file of the case itself.
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