Subhas Chandra Bose (23 January 1897 – 18 August 1945) was an Indian nationalist whose defiant patriotism made him a hero in India, but whose attempt during World War II to rid India of British rule with the help of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan left a troubled legacy.
DID YOU KNOW…
- Bose had been a leader of the younger, radical, wing of the Indian National Congress in the late 1920s and 1930s, rising to become Congress President in 1938 and 1939.
- Subhas Chandra Bose believed that the Bhagavad Gita was a great source of inspiration for the struggle against the British.
- Bose in order to free India from the shackles of British imperialism organized the Azad Hind Government from outside the country on October 21, 1943.