The most charismatic and dynamic leader of Indian history kept the most crucial information of his life under the covers. Ever wondered why? We always tend to hit our search engines with questions and information about him that relates to his profession, but we never took out time to find reasons about why his personal life was a big secret, especially, his marriage.
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was one of the greatest freedom fighters who gave his blood and sweat to some revolutionary movements. Not only this, but he also inspired a lot of young minds with his words of wisdom. He started his own newspaper Swaraj, and it was a huge success in spreading news and awareness about the freedom struggle.
In 1933, his unfortunate injury led to the most beautiful thing that anyone can ever experience in life and, i.e., 'LOVE'.
According to Wikipedia, Bose met Emilie Schenkl (his love of life) via a common friend Dr Mathur, an Indian physician living in Vienna. Since Schenkl could take shorthand and her English and typing skills were good, she was hired by Bose, for writing his book, The Indian Struggle.
Emilie was born in an Austrian Catholic family in Vienna. As we already mentioned that Schenkl was introduced to Netaji by a mutual friend and they eventually married secretively in 1937. Despite getting married Schenkl never visited India.
After the wedding, Bose came back to India and had reappeared in Nazi Germany during April 1941 - February 1943.
Netaji's family had no idea that he had married an Austrian lady and had a child named Anita before Emilia wrote a letter to Sarat Chandra Bose (brother of Subhash Chandra Bose).
Netaji met the German leader Adolf Hitler to seek his support for India's Independence as Germany was fighting American-British allies.
An intelligence report stated that Netaji's marriage took place in 1942 and not 1937. Furthermore, it was reported by DNA India that while applying for Visa to China Netaji wrote 'single' as his marital status.
During all his public appearances, Netaji always made statements to mislead his opposition. His wife was a citizen of Austria that was under the clutches of the German empire. Any man would have been smart enough not to reveal such information and Netaji was no exception. It is believed that he always denied about having a family to protect his wife and daughter from the hardships that he faced as a freedom fighter and Indian citizen.
Even though the Indian government doesn't have any valid pieces of evidence to prove this fact, it is crystal clear that any family man would have done what Netaji did to assure the safety and prosperous life for his family.