In 1943, he formed his own army known as Azad Hind Fauj and he died in 1945 in a plane crash. His death was always a mystery in the Indian government documents. Many believed that a man seen in Uttar Pradesh was Netaji but there was proof to the theory.
President Ram Nath Kovind, Narendra Modi and many other senior politicians paid tribute to this national leader. Bollywood celebrities and regional film fraternity also took to their Twitter handle and wished the leader on his birth anniversary.
Take a look at the tweets:
“One individual may die for an idea. But that idea will, after his death, incarnate itself in a thousand lives.” pic.twitter.com/QIZEuFKNdg— Prosenjit Chatterjee (@prosenjitbumba) January 23, 2020
We gave you an airport, hundreds of statues, few sweetmeat shops.— Srijit Mukherji (@srijitspeaketh) January 23, 2020
I hear we might give you a National Holiday and a Desh Prem Divas.
But we couldn't give you justice, O Supreme Leader.
Happy birthday, nevertheless.
He unconditionally fought to free our country. Yet since Independence we've been wrenching his image to build our own. But a hero is a hero, sung or unsung. Happy Birthday to one of India's bravest patriots and the most selfless Bengali ever. Long live Netaji 🇮🇳 #NetajiJayanti— Birsa Dasgupta (@BirsaDasgupta) January 23, 2020