4 Surprising Facts About Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

Facts About Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

India has gained its independence by the efforts of many great leaders who sacrificed their lives in this battle against British. This fight for freedom gives birth to a lot of freedom fighters as well as takes the life of many.

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was one of these heroes. He was born in Orissa, Bengal on 23rd of January 1897. You may find it hard to believe that he was the 9th member of the family of 14. He was sharp and intelligent student and took great interest in Indian fight for independence at a very little age.

As he grows old, his haltered toward the British increased significantly as he continues to read about the injustice of British Government on Indian people. He once beat one of his British teachers because he made an improper remark about the Indians.

Facts About Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

Even though he was suspended for this incident, he completed his education as his father wants him to serve in civil services. He was designated as the CEO of Calcutta Municipal Corporation and followed by his selection as the mayor of Calcutta in 1930. He had written a book which goes by the title of “The Indian Struggle”. The book was published in 1935.

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was declared dead in 1945 due to severe burn wounds from a helicopter crash. The real cause of his death still remains a mystery.

Let’s take a look at some of the lesser known interesting facts about Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.

So let’s see some interesting facts about Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

1. Seeking help from enemy’s enemy

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During World War 2, Netaji realized that enemy’s enemy can be benefited as a friend in India’s fight for independence. He left for Germany in disguise to seek help from Hitler’s Nazi army.

Later he went to Japan and formed Azad Hind Fauz, an army comprised of Indian and Japanese youngster to fight against the British in India.


2. Threatened Governor General

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Back in the day, it was customary to carry an umbrella while meeting the Governor General. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose denied carrying umbrella after he cleared his Civil Services Examination.

As this matter came to the notice of Governor, he objected Subhash as the result of which, Subhash put the umbrella around his neck and advised him to behave accordingly.


3. The great escape to Germany

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Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was put under house arrest in year 1941. Escaping from the eyes of security personnel surrounding his home, he left his house in disguise to reach Germany.

He reached Germany by travelling a lot. He travelled through Kolkata, Peshawar and Kabul by different means of transport to reach Germany in order to get help from Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Army.


4. Family

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Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose had 13 brothers and sisters. He married to an Australian lady named Emille Shinken. The marriage resulted in birth of his only daughter Anita Bose.

Netaji left his wife and daughter in Germany in 1943 when he began his travel to Japan in a submarine. This was the last time he was with his family as he lost his life two years later in a horrible helicopter crash.

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose death is still a mystery as his body was never recovered. Some people believe that he survived the helicopter crash and left for Russia and settled in UP, India later under a fake identity of Bhagwanji Baba. Every theory has its believers yet there is not enough proof to support any one of them.

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