13 Important Points About Subhash Chandra Bose

Subhash Chandra Bose was born in Cuttack, in the province of Bengal

He was selected for the Indian Civil Services (ICS) but refused to take up service since he did not want to serve the British government.

Bose joined the Indian National Congress in 1921.

He started a newspaper called ‘Swaraj’.

He was the President of the All India Youth Congress and also the Secretary of the Bengal State Congress.

In 1924, he became the CEO of the Calcutta Municipal Corporation.

In 1930, he became the Mayor of Calcutta.

Bose authored the book ‘The Indian Struggle’ which covers the Indian independence movement from 1920 to 1942.

He coined the term ‘Jai Hind’.

He formed the All India Forward Bloc in 1939 as a faction within the Congress.

He founded the Indian Legion out of about 4500 Indian soldiers who were in the British army.

His famous quote is, “Give me blood, and I shall give you freedom!”

Enquiry committees on his death: The Figgess Report (1946), the Shah Nawaz Committee (1956), the Khosla Commission (1970), the Mukherjee Commission