The Indian independence movement witnessed a great many leaders laying down their life for a free India. While the majority of them have faded from the public memory, it is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose alone whose legacy continues as a legendary figure. He was a fierce patriot, a visionary leader, a great orator, flamboyant revolutionary, all rolled into one.
Subhash Chandra Bose always walked his talk and courted controversy
throughout his life. Despite being elected twice as president, his
strong views and firebrand politics often raised heckles within the
Congress Party. But such was Bose's aura and magnetism that even those
differed with him could not help but appreciate his undying love for the
Subhash Chandra's colorful and daring exploits in foreign lands
endeared him to the millions of Indians who worshipped him as a cult
figure. Bose's alleged death in mysterious circumstances has only served
to augment his legend manifold. Subhas Bose had his share of detractors
and critics. He was dubbed a fascist and was criticized for seeking help
from Nazi Germany and imperialist Japan. All these harsh opinions
notwithstanding, Subhash Chandra Bose lives in the Indian conscience a
brave hero and a true patriot.