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  • 12 September, 2022

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Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

The Indian Prime Minister unveils a large statue honouring Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

  • The 28-foot-tall jet-black granite statue will be positioned close to India Gate under the Canopy.
  • One of the tallest, most lifelike, monolithic, and hand-crafted sculptures in India is the 28 feet tall towering statue of Netaji.

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About Subhas Chandra Bose, Netaji

  • On January 23, 1897, he was born in Cuttack, Orissa.
  • His mother Prabhavati Devi was a devout and religious woman, and his father Janaki Nath Bose was a well-known lawyer.
  • He excelled academically from a young age.
  • He was recognized for his ardent patriotism as a student and was greatly affected by Swami Vivekananda's teachings.
  • He was particularly well-known for his aggressive pursuit of independence and his support for socialist principles.

Popular Slogans

  • I'll grant you freedom if you give me blood!
  • Jai Hind
  • The speech from Singapore by the first person to refer to Mahatma Gandhi as "Father of the Nation."


According to legend, he perished in a plane crash in Taiwan in 1945. His death is still the subject of numerous conspiracies, nevertheless.

Major Events Associated With Him:

  • In 1919, he travelled to London to sit for the Indian Civil Services (ICS) test and was accepted. However, the Jallianwalla Bagh massacre left him terribly shaken, and in 1921, he quit his apprenticeship to return to India.
  • 1938: Upon his return, he assumed leadership as the Indian National Congress' elected President in Haripur and ran for an unqualified Swaraj (self-governance).
  • He advocated using force to overthrow the British, which was then opposed by Mahatma Gandhi and his ideas.
  • Re-elected as INC President in Tripuri in 1939.
  • However, shortly announced his resignation as president and founded the All India Forward Bloc, a Congress party that aspired to unite the political left.
  • 1942: Made a trip to Japan and assumed control of the East Asian Indian Independence Movement.
  • He became the commander of the Indian National Army, a trained force of around 40,000 soldiers in Southeast Asia under Japanese occupation (Azad Hind Fauj).
  • 1942: Earned the title ‘Netaji’, in Germany by the Indian soldiers of the Azad Hind Fauj.

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