PM Modi pays tribute to Subhas Chandra Bose on 121st b'day

ANI | Updated: Jan 23, 2018 08:57 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan 23 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 121st birth anniversary on Tuesday.

"The valour of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose makes every Indian proud. We bow to this great personality on his Jayanti," Prime Minister Modi tweeted, along with a video.

Earlier, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's grandnephew, Chandra Kumar Bose, in an open letter, had asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to announce the former's birth anniversary as 'Patriots Day' or 'DeshPrem Diwas'.

Subhas Chandra Bose was an Indian nationalist, whose intransigent patriotism made him a hero in India. It was on this day in 1897, Netaji was born in Cuttack, Odisha.

A number of functions are being organised in different parts of the country to mark the occasion.

Bose had been a leader of the younger, radical, wing of the Indian National Congress in the late 1920s and 1930s, rising to become Congress President in 1938 and 1939. (ANI)