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Modi’s hero Subhash Chandra Bose fell in love with a typist in Austria, wrote in a love letter- whether I am there or not, you will remain in my heart


New Delhi: This incident happened when Azad Hind Fauj leader Subhash Chandra Bose was in Austria, where he/she was writing a book on his/her experiences related to India’s freedom struggle – The Indian Struggle. he/she used to write something or the other every day. But, he/she wanted to find someone who could write his/her words fast every day. While fulfilling this purpose, Subhash Chandra Bose met a beautiful Austrian girl, whom he/she fell in love with at first sight. Subhash’s love affair blossomed in this country, which resulted in their marriage. Subhash Chandra Bose has been the hero of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is currently on a two-day visit to Austria. This is the first visit of a Prime Minister to Austria in 40 years. Earlier in 1983, the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had visited this country.

I met Emily during my treatment in Europe

It was 1930 when Subhash Chandra Bose was in prison and he/she was elected as the mayor of Kolkata in the elections. Therefore, the government was forced to release him/her. In 1932, Subhash was imprisoned again. This time he/she was kept in Almora jail. his/her health deteriorated again in Almora jail. Then on the advice of doctors, Subhash had to go to Europe. Subhash stayed in Europe from 1933 to 1936. During this time he/she met the Italian leader Mussolini, who talked about helping India in independence. The Irish leader De Valera became a good friend of Subhash. During the time Subhash was in Europe, Jawaharlal Nehru’s wife Kamala Nehru died in Austria. Subhash went there and consoled Jawaharlal Nehru. In 1934, he/she stayed in Austria for treatment, when he/she met the Austrian girl Emily.

Gave heart to Austrian girl after meeting her for few minutes

Subhash Chandra Bose fell in love with Austrian girl Emily Schenkel after meeting her for a few minutes during an interview. Subhash wrote his/her book ‘The Indian Struggle’ which was the result of his/her writing habit. However, to write this book, he/she needed a typist who could write his/her words quickly. When this work started, Subhash was in Vienna, the capital of Austria. There, one of his/her friends Dr. Mathur helped him/her in this work and sent two people to Subhash for the job of a typist. One of them was 23-year-old beautiful Austrian girl Emily Schenkel, whom 37-year-old Subhash fell in love with at first sight. During this time, love blossomed between the two.

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Subhash first proposed to Emily

In the book ‘his/her Majesty’s Opponent – Subhash Chandra Bose and India’s Struggle Against Empire’ written by Sougata Bose, grandson of Subhash Chandra Bose’s elder brother Sharat Chandra Bose, it is written that after meeting Emily, there was a big change in Subhash. Born on 26 January 1910 in a Catholic family in Austria, Emily says, ‘Subhash proposed to me and our relationship became romantic. Our relationship started deepening during our stay in Austria and Czechoslovakia between 1934 and March 1936.’

When Emily’s father did not approve of her relationship with an Indian

Emily’s father was initially not happy with his/her daughter working for an Indian or having a relationship with him/her. However, when she met Subhash, he/she too became a fan of his/her charismatic personality. Subhash had written many letters to Emily, which Emily herself handed over to Krishna Bose, wife of Sharat Chandra Bose’s son Shishir Kumar Bose. Among these letters, there were some love letters too, which reveal the romantic relationship between Subhash and Emily. Subhash Chandra Bose spent 12 years with Emily, who was born in 1910. The love between the two was unbreakable.

Subhash said in the love letter- I will be with you in the next life too

Subhash wrote a letter to Emily on 5 March 1936. In this letter, he/she says- ‘My darling, just like the snowy mountains melt with time, so are my feelings. …I don’t know what will happen in the future… It is possible that I have to spend my whole life in jail. I may be shot or hanged. I may never be able to see you, but believe me, you will always rule in my heart. You will be in my thoughts and my dreams. If we are not able to meet in this life, I will be with you in the next life.’

Got married secretly in Austria in 1937

The love between Subhash and Emily deepened so much that both were unable to live without each other. Subhash wrote in a letter sent to Emily in 1937, ‘…I just want to tell you that I am the same as I was before. Not a single day has passed when I have not thought about you. You are always with me. I cannot even think of anyone else. I have been so sad and lonely in these months. Only one thing can keep me happy, but I do not know if this will be possible.’ When Subhash met Emily, both of them got married secretly. Emily had told Krishna Bose that this marriage took place on 26 December 1937, on her 27th birthday, in Badgastein, Austria, where both of them used to meet.

Anita Bose

Daughter named after the wife of an Italian revolutionary

Krishna Bose, who later became an MP and wife of Sarat Chandra Bose’s son Shishir Kumar Bose, wrote ‘A True Love Story – Emily and Subhash’ on the love story of Subhash and Emily. Subhash and Emily were together for only 12 years till 1945. The two had a daughter on 29 November 1942, whom they named in honour of Anita Garibaldi, the Brazilian wife of Italian revolutionary leader Garibaldi, who was an expert in guerrilla warfare.

When did I see my four week old daughter’s face for the last time

Subhash reached Vienna in December 1942 to see his/her four-week-old daughter. From there he/she left on his/her mission of freedom, from which he/she could never return. On 18 August 1945, while going to Taipei, the news of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s death in a plane crash under mysterious circumstances came, which remains a mystery even today. Emily also lived till 1996 and made her daughter Anita Bose a famous economist of Germany.

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Met Hitler in Berlin, expressed displeasure

Subhash met German leaders like Riben Trop in Berlin. he/she established the Indian Independence Organization and Azad Hind Radio in Germany. During this time, Subhash came to be known as Netaji. Adam von Trott, a minister of the German government, became a good friend of Subhash. On 29 May 1942, Subhash met German dictator Adolf Hitler. he/she asked Hitler to remove the part written in his/her autobiography in which Indians were criticized.

The autobiography remained incomplete, Emily got the second book completed

Subhash was very fond of reading and writing. Apart from his/her incomplete autobiography ‘An Indian Pilgrim’, he/she also wrote a complete book in two volumes – ‘Bharat ka Sangharsh’ (The Indian Struggle). This book was typed by Emily. This book was first published from London, which created a stir in Europe. Subhash wanted to complete his/her autobiography, but it remained incomplete.

he/she became the Congress President by defeating Gandhi’s favourite

Born on 23 January 1897 in Cuttack, Subhash garnered support for the country’s independence not only from the country but from the entire world. he/she formed the Azad Hind Fauj in August 1942. Soon after the Civil Disobedience Movement, Subhash started being counted among the prominent leaders of the Congress. The youth of the country were very impressed with Subhash Chandra Bose’s methods of achieving independence. At one time, Subhash’s popularity increased so much that he/she won the election of Congress President by defeating Mahatma Gandhi’s favorite Pattabhi Sitaramayya.

Modi and Subhash Chandra Bose

Modi government named 23 January as Parakram Diwas

PM Modi, while paying tribute to the great freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on the occasion of Parakram Diwas on 23 January this year, had said that on the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, we honor his/her life and courage. his/her unwavering dedication to the country’s independence still inspires. In the year 2021, the government had announced to celebrate Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s birthday, 23 January, as Parakram Diwas. When Subhash formed the Azad Hind Fauj government abroad, he/she gave this famous slogan that you give me blood, I will give you freedom.

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