Melody queen Lata Mangeshkar on Saturday paid tribute to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, who raised an army to fight the British and whose death in an air crash continues to be a mystery even after seven decades, on his birth anniversary.
“Today (Saturday) is freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Boseji’s 119th birth anniversary. I pay respect to his great majesty,” Lata posted on Twitter.
A former Congress president and once a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi, Bose’s reported death in a plane crash in Formosa, now Taiwan, in 1945 has remained a mystery. He was born on January 23, 1897 in Cuttack, Odisha.
Apart from Lata, veteran filmmaker Subhash Ghai and actress Gul Panag also paid tributes to Bose on the micro-blogging site.
Subhash Ghai tweeted: “My mother told me that my maternal grandfather – big fan of Subhash Chandra Bose – kept my name Subhash because I was born on January 24 morning. Since then I have been his fan too.”
My mom told me that my nana -big fan of subhash chander-kept my name subhash coz I was born on 24 jan morn👍Since then I hv been his fan too🙏
— Subhash Ghai (@SubhashGhai1) January 23, 2016
Gul Panag wrote: “Happy birthday Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. May your ideals continue to inspire yet more generations to come. Salute! #JaiHind.”
Happy Birthday Neta JI Subhash Chandra Bose 🙏🏼 May your ideals continue to inspire yet more generations to come. Salute! #JaiHind
— Gul Panag (@GulPanag) January 23, 2016