Subhas Chandra Bose-Political leader

Born: 23 January 1897, British Raj
Died: 18 August 1945, Taipei, Taiwan
Spouse: Emilie Schenkl (m. 1937–1945)
Education: Scottish Church College (1918)
Parents: Janakinath Bose, Prabhavati Devi


  • Freedom is not given - it is taken.
  • It is our duty to pay for our liberty with our own blood. The freedom that we shall win through our sacrifice and exertions, we shall be able to preserve with our own strength.
  • No real change in history has ever been achieved by discussions.
  • ‘When we stand, the Azad Hind Fauz has to be like a wall of granite; when we march, the Azad Hind Fauz has to be like a steamroller.’•
  • ‘Nationalism is inspired by the highest ideals of the human race, satyam [the truth], shivam [the God], sundaram [the beautiful].’•
  • ‘Remember that the greatest crime is to compromise with injustice and wrong.’•
  • ‘You give me your blood and I will give you Independence!’•
  • It does not matter who among us will live to see India free, it is enough that India shall be free and that we shall give our all to make her free.
  • We should have but one desire today. The desire to die, so India may live.
  • Forget not grossest crime is to compromise with justice and wrong. Remember the eternal law: You must give, if you want to get.
  • We must build our national defense on such unshakable foundation that never again in our history shall we loose our freedom.
  • One individual may die for an idea, but that idea will, after his death, incarnate itself in a thousand lives.
  • Men, money and materials can not by themselves bring victory or freedom. We must have the motivate power that will inspire us to brave deeds and heroic exploits.
  • An army that has no tradition of courage, fearlessness and invincibility, can not hold its own in a struggle with a powerful enemy.
  • A true soldier needs both military and spiritual training.

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