Subhash Chandra Bose: Biography, Essay, Article, Short Note

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Subhash Chandra Bose: Biography, Essay, Article, Short Note

Introduction of Subhash Chandra Bose

“Give Me Blood and I’ll Give You Freedom”- Bose

To oppose the one in power you must be a man of great courage, strength, and esteem. A man who was confident and adamant enough to give value to his own thoughts and belief system and not be discouraged by the world. An amazing leader who lived a controversial life and died an even more controversial death and a man who encouraged individualism was the great ‘patriot of patriots’ Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.

Subhash Chandra Bose: Early Life

In the hour of noon, when the sun shone the brightest on January 23rd, he was born in Cuttack, Orissa division, Bengal Province to Prabhavati Devi and Janakinath Bose, an advocate. A man who sternly followed in his own belief system, devoid of what the common ideology was, was ironically born in a family of 14 children. As a student, he had an amazing intellect and was scintillating and brilliant academically.

Career and Profession

A sketch of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.

Since his college days, his patriotic traits became visible. He assaulted his Professor for making anti-India comments and was expelled for it, showing the rebellious nature he had.

A man of his word, he promised his father that he would appear in the Indian

 Civil Services Examination, which he did and cleared it meritoriously, achieving an overall fourth rank in the examination.

“Only on the soil of sacrifice and suffering can we raise our national edifice.”

The above were his words to his brother when he resigned from the Indian Civil Services for a passion of serving his own country and his own people and not to be working for the British.

Bose was initially the president of the Indian National Congress for two consecutive terms. He supported the idea of a complete independence for India. This ideology of his contrasted with the views of the All India National Congress who wanted it in phases through a Dominion status. He opposed the non-violence beliefs of Mahatma Gandhi, believing that peaceful methods would never be sufficient enough to attain a complete independent status for India.

This followed him parting from the party and carving a path of his own. He formed the ‘All India Forward Bloc’, a separate political party to further continue his efforts for India’s immediate independence. He did many efforts, which led to him being arrested eleven times by the British authorities.

Later he started following the belief that “Enemy’s enemy is a Friend”, during the time of the second world war. He was a firm believer of the fact that Indians won’t be able to attain independence without a war. And for this, he used to make continuous efforts so that India was able enough to fight. He tried allying with the German Nazi government and The Japanese government to seek freedom from the British. During this period, he formed the “Azad Hind Fauj.”He spent a lot of his days in exile in Japan.

Subhash’s Death and the controversies

The death of this man is by far one of the biggest controversies for not only India but the whole world. The official reports are that he died in a plane crash on 18th August 1945 which was flying from Manchuria to Bangkok. The reports were that he suffered severe burns which he couldn’t live through and died in a hospital in Japan. His ashes were taken to Tokyo and were buried in a Buddhist temple.

Even when 72 years have passed his death, there is still no clarity as to whether he actually died in that plane crash or was it just a façade so he could escape to The Soviet Union, now Russia, to escape from the British. If this side of the story is continued, then it is believed that the British authorities got to know that he was in Russia and it was they who actually killed him while interrogating him.

Another popular belief is that he didn’t die but returned to India and lived as a hermit in Faizabad in Oudh, popular as ‘Gumnami Baba’. His niece, Lalita, claimed to have seen a letter in Bose’s handwriting and family photos in the trunks of the Baba. Ultimately, in 2016, the Japanese authorities have confirmed that he did indeed die in the plane crash


Despite having a different set of beliefs than those which were common and popular, this man indeed had a true patriotic spirit which was recognized even by those in power. A man who lived a life dedicated to his country gave his everything to his nation and dared to think different and be different, he indeed deserves even more glory and recognition. He will always be remembered as a valiant leader, patriot and a man of grandeur.

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