History stands as a silent witness to the works of great men and women. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was one such great man who achieved immortality by making the ultimate sacrifice for the defence of his motherland. The legend placed his country and his fellow countrymen above everything else which politicians these days do not do.
Netaji was born in an era when India, once fabled as a golden bird was facing its darkest days under the British regime. The citizens of our country had been tricked by the selfish and greedy East India Company into a life of servitude and humiliation. Netaji believed that the misery of his countrymen could only end with a dogged resistance to this brutal and unjust regime.
Many of you might not know, but it was in the month of January Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, brimming with patriotic fervour and zeal, launched a crusade for freedom against the British.
He set out on the journey of liberty and made the ‘great escape’ from house arrest in Kolkata by the British. The escape was so well-planned that it made the British intelligence look like a bunch of headless chickens. Starting from Kolkatta, he reached Peshawar and travelled all the way to Kabul with help of Mian Akbar Shah to enter Russia.
Now the car in which he fled from Kolkata to Gomoh in January 1941 is currently parked at his ancestral home. The car, bearing the number plate number BLA 7169, was driven by Netaji’s nephew, Sisir Kumar Bose. The Netaji Research Bureau (NRB) said that it has roped in German automobile manufacturer Audi to refurbish the German Wanderer sedan.