Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, the legend who not only gave the direction to the Azad Hind Fauj, the Liberation Army of India – which fought the final war of Independence, but also protected the inclusive identity and the ‘Concept of Bharat’!
“Subhash Chandra Bose: The Mystery,” a new TV documentary, attempts to unravel the mystery behind the disappearance of freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. The one-hour special was aired on Discovery Channel on July 18.
Here are some facts about the life of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose
- Subhas Chandra Bose was one of the key assets of the Indian freedom movement. Born to a lawyer family in Cuttack, Netaji was a bright student. He finished his BA in philosophy from Presidency College in Calcutta. He was sent to England by his father to appear for the ICS examination. Netaji attained the highest marks in English. However, he resigned from the ICS and returned to India in 1921.
- Netaji worked under Chittaranjan Das, a Congress leader who, along with Motilal Nehru in 1922, left Congress Party to form the Swaraj Party. He made a newspaper called ‘Swaraj’ and even was editor of the ‘Forward’ newspaper started by his mentor Chittaranjan Das.
- In 1923, Netaji was chosen as the President of the All India Youth Congress Committee.
- In 1942, he formed the Indian National Army in Southeast Asia, comprising Indian soldiers of the British Indian army. Netaji established a government of Free India or Azad Hind in 1943 in Andaman and Nicobar.
- Although Subhash Chandra Bose was opposed by Gandhi Ji, he still called him “Patriot of Patriots”.
6. He authored a book titled ‘The Indian Struggle,’ which was published in 1935.
Some mysteries are never solved. Many theories and speculations were made about the mysterious death of Netaji. Many books were written & movies were made. Here we list movies that still keep Netaji alive in our lives.
1. Samadhi (1950)- Directed by Ramesh Saigal, the film depicts the struggle of freedom fighters and Subhash Chandra Bose’s ideas and political beliefs.
2. Subhas Chandra (1966)- The Bengali film directed by Piyush Bose describes the life of Subhash Chandra Bose.
3. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero (2004)- The film released in 2004 was based on the differences between Mahatma Gandhi and Bose and his adventure act to Germany.
4. Ami Subhash Bolchi (2011)- This film is about a Bengali Layman whose life turns after meeting Subhash Chandra Bose.
5. Bose: Dead/Alive (2017)- The nine-episode television series revolves around the arguments about Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s mysterious death case.
6. Gumnami (2019)- The Bengali film tells about the chance of Gumnami Baba being Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.