A hero is a person who performs brave and noble deeds. My favourite hero is Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. I think, he is the greatest hero and the greatest national patriot of modern India. Anyone can understand his heroism if he reads an account of his life. It reads like a book of adventure.
Birth and Parentage: Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was born in Cuttack in Orissa on the 23rd January in 1897. His father Janaki Nath Bose was a government pleader and his mother Pravabati Debi was a spirited lady.
Early Life: Subhas Chandra had a bright career throughout his student life. He matriculated from the Ravenshaw school at Cuttack, ranking second in the then undivided Bengal and he passed his B.A. from the Scottish Church College with first-class Honours in Philosophy. Then his father sent him to England to compete for the ICS examination and he stood fourth in order of merit.
Later life of Actives: He returned to India but did not follow the beaten track. He met Gandhiji and joined the freedom movement in 1921. Afterwards, he became the follower of Desbandhu Chittaranjan and devoted himself to the service of his mother-land. So he became an eyesore to the British rulers. They sent him to prison several times. During the Second World War (1939-1945) Netaji left India in disguise. He went to Kabul and therefrom to Germany, Japan and Singapore. He formed the Azad Hind Fouz in Japan and fought against the British rulers and came up to Imphal in Manipur but by the irony of fate, he had to retreat for the time.
End of life, a mystery: It is said that he died in a plane crash in Formosa while he was flying from Singapore to Tokyo on a Japanese plane. But still, it is a matter of doubt and debate and a mystery too. Whatever may it be, he remains immortal as a symbol of burning patriotism in our hearts forever.
The thundering call of Netaji—”Give me blood and I will give you freedom”—still echoes all over India and he stands before the world as a legendary figure.