“Freedom is not given – it is taken”
-Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose
Subhash Chandra Bose was an Indian freedom fighter born on January 23, 1897 in Cuttack, Orissa, in the province of Bengal. His birth anniversary is also celebrated as Prakram Diwas in India.
He was also called “Netaji” which means “leader” in Hindi. The badge of honor was presented to him in Germany in 1942 by the German soldiers of the Indian Legion. He was born in a Kayastha family. His mother was Prabhavati Dutt and his father Janakinath Bose was an advocate who earned well enough to sustain all his family’s needs. Prabhavati Dutt and Janakinath had fourteen children and Subhash was ninth of them.
He was a freedom fighter and a true patriot of India, who had risked his life gave away a lucrative career of Indian Civil Services and spends his life garnering world support to free India from British Rule. India has seen many freedom fighters, but Subhash Chandra Bose was different in a way that his take against the British occupation of India was purely non-compromising.