The Great Escape
The Master of Disguise
Success Story of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose
First time, before Indian independence (1947), the Tricolour flag of Indian Independence was hoisted by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on 30th December, 1943, in Port Blair, Andaman. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are strategically located in the Indian Ocean between the Indian mainland, Myanmar, and Indonesia, and are close to important maritime routes. Moirang, near Imphal, Manipur, was the headquarters of INA. Indian National Army hoisted the Tricolour for the second time on Indian soil on 14th April, 1944. Then Netaji was the Commander in Chief of INA and the Honorary President of Indian Government recognized by 18 countries. Netaji’s patriotic speeches and songs would raise tides of inspiration in people. His charismatic leadership started pulling thousands of people to serve the nation. “Give me blood and I shall give you freedom”, Netaji’s slogan, charged up the Indian youth.
Even today, he is praised for his bravery by the world leaders.
In 2007, Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, visited Netaji’s house in Kolkata which has been converted to Subhas Chandra Bose Memorial. He spoke how Japan was moved by his leadership. Renkō-ji, a Buddhist temple in Tokyo, Japan, is assumed to be the purported location of the ashes of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.