14 Facts About Subhas Chandra Bose

1. Subhas Chandra Bose succeeded with distinction in the vital first exam but demurred at taking the routine final exam, citing nationalism to be a higher calling.

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2. Returning to India in 1921, Subhas Chandra Bose joined the nationalist movement led by Mahatma Gandhi and the Indian National Congress.

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3. Identifying strongly with the Axis powers, Subhas Chandra Bose boarded a German submarine in February 1943.

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4. Eager to join his five school-going older brothers, Subhas Chandra Bose entered the Baptist Mission's Protestant European School in Cuttack in January 1902.

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5. In 1927, after being released from prison, Subhas Chandra Bose became general secretary of the Congress party and worked with Jawaharlal Nehru for independence.

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6. In late December 1928, Subhas Chandra Bose organised the Annual Meeting of the Indian National Congress in Calcutta.

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7. In 1938 Subhas Chandra Bose stated his opinion that the INC "should be organised on the broadest anti-imperialist front with the two-fold objective of winning political freedom and the establishment of a socialist regime.

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8. On 22 June 1939 Subhas Chandra Bose organised the All India Forward Bloc a faction within the Indian National Congress, aimed at consolidating the political left, but its main strength was in his home state, Bengal.

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9. When Subhas Chandra Bose was heading to Madurai, on an invitation of Muthuramalinga Thevar to amass support for the Forward Bloc, he passed through Madras and spent three days at Gandhi Peak.

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10. For political reasons Subhas Chandra Bose was refused permission by the British authorities to meet Ataturk at Ankara.

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11. On 26 January 1941, Subhas Chandra Bose began his journey to reach Russia through British India's North West frontier with Afghanistan.

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12. So, in February 1943, Subhas Chandra Bose boarded a German U-boat and left for Japan.

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13. When Rahman came to, he and Subhas Chandra Bose attempted to leave by the rear door, but found it blocked by the luggage.

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14. Soon, in spite of the treatment, Subhas Chandra Bose went into a coma.

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