Mumbai: Melody queen Lata Mangeshkar on Saturday paid tribute to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, who raised an army to fight the British and whose death in an air crash continues to be a mystery even after seven decades, on his birth anniversary.
"Today (Saturday) is freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Boseji's 119th birth anniversary. I pay respect to his great majesty," Lata posted on Twitter.
A former Congress president and once a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi, Bose's reported death in a plane crash in Formosa, now Taiwan, in 1945 has remained a mystery. He was born on January 23, 1897 in Cuttack, Odisha.
Apart from Lata, veteran filmmaker Subhash Ghai and actress Gul Panag also paid tributes to Bose on the micro-blogging site.
Ghai tweeted: "My mother told me that my maternal grandfather - big fan of Subhash Chandra Bose - kept my name Subhash because I was born on January 24 morning. Since then I have been his fan too."
Gul wrote: "Happy birthday Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. May your ideals continue to inspire yet more generations to come. Salute! #JaiHind."