Check out Rash Behari Bose biography, birthday, family, wiki and some lesser known facts about his contribution to Indian freedom struggle
Rash Behari Bose biography
- Name- Rash Behari Bose
- Known for- Contrbution to Indian freedom struggle, Indian national army, Ghadar mutiny
- Organizations- Jugantar, Indian Independence League, Indian National Army
- Important dates
- Birthday- 25 May1886
- Obit day- 21 January ,1945
- Important places
- Place of birth- Purba Bardhaman,West bengal
- Obit place- Tokyo, Japan
- Institutions- Colleges in France and Germany
- Educational qualifications- NA
- Father- Vinod Behari Bose
- Mother- NA
- Grandfather- Kalicharan Bose
- Spouse- NA
- Children- NA
Lesser known facts
- Rash behari bose lost his mother passed in 1889 when he was still a baby. He was actually brought up by his maternal aunt named Vama Sundari.
- He was dedicated to the idea of Indian freedom struggle from a very young age. He got involved in an attempt to assassinate Lord Hardinge who was the Viceroy of India. But, the attack did not succeed. Thereafter, he had to go into hiding as he was declared ‘Wanted’ by the government with a reward of Rs. 7,500 on his head. Although, he was not directly involved in the assassination attempt, he had played a very active role in planning and logistics for it.
- At the time of assassination attempt on Lord Hardinge, Rash behari bose was working in Dehradun as a head clerk at Forest Research Institute. In fact, after the attempt, he returned and joined his office the next day. He also organized a meeting of loyal citizens condemning the attack on the Viceroy.
- He was also a part of the planned Ghadar mutiny in 1915. The idea here was to use the chance presented by World War 1 to incite a revolution in India. The revolution failed to scale up and most of the leaders were arrested. Rash Behari bose somehow managed to escape British police. He left the country and reached Japan in 1915.
- In Japan, he married the daughter of the owners of Nakamuraya bakery in Tokyo and became a Japanese citizen. He was actually very instrumental in bringing Indian-style curry to Japan. The curry became very popular and Rash Behari bose came to be known as the ‘Bose of Nakamuraya’.
- He established the Indian Independence League in Japan and invited Subhash Chandra Bose to take up its leadership. He actually designated himself as an advisor to Netaji. Subhash Chandra Bose was later able to build on his organizational structure and created the Indian National Army (Azad Hind Fauj).
- His daughter Tetsu Higuchi brought his ramains to India in 1959. He was also given a tribute by Dr Rajendra Prasad who was then the president of India.
- Japanese Government honored Rash behari bose with ‘Second Order of the Merit of the Rising Sun’