Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Gomoh railway station (now known as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Gomoh railway station) of Dhanbad district in Jharkhand has a historic connection with one of India's greatest freedom fighters Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose', who formed Indian National Army or 'Azad Hind Fauj'. On his great escape to Berlin, Bose boarded the then Howrah-Kalka mail (now known as Howrah passenger Express) from Gomoh. Notably, in 1941, Netaji undertook a fast unto death in the prison against British government. He was released but was kept under house arrest in his residence with round-the-clock vigil. However, he escaped in January 1941 and reached Berlin in April 1941 travelling through Peshawar, Kabul and Moscow. During the journey, Netaji reached the station, after escaping from house arrest. It was the time when Netaji established Forward Block.

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