The Biography of Famous Personalities of India will tell you about the controversies, the dark sides of a person that you may have never heard of.
Subhash Chandra Bose Trip To Europe
The Trip To Europe
Subhashbabu found Vienna comfortable and pleasing. His health began improving slowly. Vitthalbhai Patel too was undergoing treatment in Vienna. Both these patriots lived there together. He could think of different ways to work for the freedom of the nation, apart from the workings of Congress.
On the 6th of March, 1933, Subhashbabu arrived in Italy. He was welcomed by the Indians living here as well as the journalists. He propagated the aspiration for India’s independence here. He met the Italian leader, Mussolini, who promised to help India in the fight for freedom.
Vitthalbhai had to continue his treatment in Switzerland. Subhashbabu met him there and both of them held a ‘Patel- Bose’ convention. Here, they criticized Gandhiji’s leadership. Vitthalbhai introduced Subhashbabu to the Irish leaders who were fighting for the independence of Ireland. Of these, De Valera, a prominent Irish leader, became a close friend to Subhashbabu.
Vitthalbhai’s health worsened. Subhashbabu took great care of him, but finally Vitthalbhai passed away.
Vitthalbhai left his huge inheritance of millions of rupees to Subhashbabu. However, his brother, Vallabhbhai, did not accept this will and filed a case against Subhashbabu in court. Vallabhbhai won the case and went on to donate all this inheritance for Gandhiji’s Harijan welfare programme.
During his stay at Vienna, Subhashbabu wrote a book titled The Indian Struggle’, which was published in November 1934. The daughter of a close friend, Emilie Schenkl, helped him in the publication of this book.
Subhashbabu’s father, Jankinath, fell very ill in 1934. The government released his other son, Sharadchandra, from prison, and permitted Subhashbabu to visit India for one month. Subhashbabu began his journey to India by flight. However, when he reached Karachi, he got to know about the demise of his father. One month later, the government asked him to leave the country again. He returned to Vienna.
Subhashbabu was impatient to return to India. His friends and well-wishers too wanted the same for him. In 1936, the British government announced, in answer to a question raised in the Parliament, that Subhashbabu should not nurture any hopes of returning to India. If, in spite of this, he returns to India, he will be arrested.
In May 1936, when Subhashbabu arrived by steamer at Bandra port in Mumbai, he was immediately arrested and sent to the Arthur Road prison. After this, he was sent to the Yerawada prison, and then to the Karsong prison. The whole country opposed his imprisonment. Jawaharlal Nehru too strongly condemned it.
Subhashbabu’s health deteriorated in prison, and so he was released. He was kept under surveillance in his brother, Sharadchandra’s house in the Kersiong hills. His physical condition worsened day after day. When his health deteriorated further, he was admitted to the Calcutta Medical College hospital.
But his condition did not improve. The government was under pressure to release him from his sentence. So, on 17th of March, 1937, the government released him from surveillance on the condition that he will not participate in politics.
Mow that he was released from surveillance, he went to Dalhousie for further treatment. Shortly, his health improved and he returned to Calcutta to live with his brother.