Rash Behari Bose (May 25, 1886 – January 21, 1945) was born in Subaldaha, Bardhaman District, Bengal.
He was an Indian revolutionary involved in the independence movement against the British rule. He was not only the key organizer of the Ghadar Mutiny but also of the Indian National Army. He was part of the Indian Independence League and Jugantar as well. He lived in a village and under the supervision of his grandfather completed his early education. Stories from his grandfather about the revolutionary movement inspired him greatly. As a boy he was stubborn which his villagers loved a lot. Charu Chandra Roy, Principal of Dupleix College, Hooghly District, also inspired him about revolutionary politics. Later on he earned degrees in engineering and medicine from Germany and France.
Right from early age he had interest for revolutionary activities and got involved with revolutionaries in Bengal. He was forced to go into hiding after attempting to assassinate Lord Harding on December 12, 1912. During the Gadar Revolution, he managed to escape British intelligence and reached Japan in 1915. In 1923 he married a Japanese girl, became a Japanese citizen and continued to live a writer and journalist. In Japan he was instrumental in introducing the Indian-style curry which became quite popular. In Japan, he along with A.M.Nair, persuaded Indian nationalists to support the Indian independence struggle abroad. It was after the conference convened by Rash Behari Bose, that the Indian Independence League was established. He died on January 21, 1945 in Tokyo, Japan after suffering from tuberculosis. The ‘Order of the Rising Sun (2nd Grade)’ was awarded to him to him by the Japanese Government. His ashes were immersed at the banks of the Hooghly River by the Mayor of Chandannagar.