Freedom fighter Bipin Bihari Rath passes away


Bhubaneswar: Freedom fighter and a member of Azad Hind Fauj, Bipin Bihari Rath on Saturday breathed his last at his residence. He was 90.

Azad Hind was an Indian provisional government established in occupied Singapore during World War II. It was created in October 1943 and supported by–as well as largely dependent on–the Empire of Japan.

It was a part of a political movement originating in the 1940s outside India with the purpose of allying with the Axis powers to liberate India from British rule.

It was established by Indian nationalists in exile during the latter part of the Second World War in Singapore with monetary, military and political assistance from Imperial Japan. Founded on October 21, 1943, the government was inspired by the concepts of Subhas Chandra Bose who was also the leader of the government and Head of State.

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