Bose, under British house arrest in Calcutta in 1941, daringly escaped in January, reaching Germany via Afghanistan and the Soviet Union

Bose launched the Azad Hind Radio during WWII to uplift Indian spirits

Bose, acknowledging women's significance, formed the Rani of Jhansi Regiment within the INA

Under Bose's leadership, the Provisional Government of Free India established the Azad Hind Bank and issued its own currency

In Berlin, Bose partnered with German filmmaker Gerhart Pohl to create "Kampf um Indien" (Struggle for India), shedding light on colonial India's struggles

In 1943, Bose voyaged on a German submarine U-180, from Germany to Japanese-held Southeast Asia

INA conquered Andaman & Nicobar Islands from the British in 1942, renaming them "Shaheed" and "Swaraj"

Bose met with world leaders, including Hitler, yet remained cautious, not endorsing Nazi ideology

Posthumously honored, Netaji was awarded the Bharat Ratna in 1992, recognizing his significant contributions to India

January 23, Netaji's birthday, was declared Parakram Diwas by the government on January 19, 2021