New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind offered his tribute to freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 121st birth anniversary on Tuesday.
“On his birthday, I offer my tributes to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. He remains one of our most beloved national heroes and an icon of India’s freedom struggle,” President Kovind tweeted.
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. 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.