Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, one of India’s most determined freedom fighters. He was a role model for many people and was well-known for his exceptional leadership abilities. To combat the British, Netaji founded the Azad Hind Fauj.
He even sought backing for India’s independence fight from Nazis in Germany. Then, with Imperial Japan’s assistance, he was able to organise the Azad Hind Fauj (AHF), or Indian National Army (INA). The INA was never a major threat to the British, although it fought alongside them in South-East Asia with great heroism. Netaji’s INA, too, surrendered and was dissolved after the Imperial Japanese lost World War 2.
Netaji died in a plane crash in Japanese-controlled Formosa on August 18, 1945. (now Taiwan). However, even after 75 years, his death is still shrouded in mystery. There are numerous questionable claims surrounding his death that will astound you. To commemorate his birthday,
we’ve put together a list of five of the most fascinating facts regarding Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s death:
- Netaji’s brother Sarat Chandra Bose and nephew Pradip Bose, as well as many of his followers, never believed in his death in the plane disaster.
- There were also rumours that Netaji took sanyas and lived as Gumnami Baba in Uttar Pradesh. Many people say he died in 1985 in Faizabad.
- Gumnami Baba resembled Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in appearance. He has admitted that he is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on four occasions, but he prefers to remain anonymous for the sake of the nation.
- A set of binoculars, a corona typewriter, Netaji’s watch, five teeth, and a pair of silver round trimmed spectacles were discovered in Gumnami Baba’s room.
- When Netaji’s death was announced, Mahatma Gandhi expressed his thoughts by saying, “Bose is still alive.”