Essay on Subhash Chandra Bose

Subhash Chandra Bose, popularly called Netaji, was born in 1897 at Cuttack in Orissa (Odisha). He pursued higher studies in Calcutta (Kolkata) and at Cambridge University, after which he passed the Indian Civil Service (ICS) examination in England. At this time, India was under British rule and people were fighting to get freedom. So, Bose did not join the ICS. He returned home to join the Non-cooperation Movement. He became an active member of Congress.

Subhash Chandra Bose, despite Gandhi’s opposition, was elected as the Congress President in 1938 at Haripur and then in 1939 at Tripuri. In 1938, he declared without any fear that the Indian freedom struggle ought to synchronize with the World War at the time. Owing to political differences, he resigned from Congress in 1939. He was on house arrest under a heavy police guard. He slipped through and went to Russia. He wanted to seek the help of the powers that were fighting against Britain. 

He coined the slogans ‘Dilli Chalo ’ and ‘Jai Hind’, which continue to inspire the Indians even today.

As Supreme Commander of the Azad Hind Fauj, Subhash Chandra Bose established a provisional government in Singapore. The organization was successful only in its initial phases, but what it achieved was unprecedented. It succeeded in bringing together people belonging to different castes, religions, and cultures together under one common flag.

There remains a mystery about Subhash Chandra Bose’s death. It is commonly said that he died in a plane crash in 1945; however, there are various speculations, and for now, nothing can be said with surety.