Former chief secretary, Narendra Luther, in his book ‘Lengendotes of Hyderabad’, claims that it was not Subash Chandra Bose but his secretary, Zainul Abideen Hasan, son of a collector from the city, who coined the term, ‘Jai Hind’ continue reading THEHANSINDIA
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- Who coined ‘Jai Hind’? The author Narendra Luther presents a number of interesting articles on Hyderabad in his book “Legendotes of Hyderabad.”Photo: K. Ramesh Babu.
Hasan became a major in the INA and participated in the march from Burma (now Myanmar) across the Indian frontier. The army reached Imphal. It was severely handicapped in supplies and armaments and so had to retreat, the author says.
- Bose secretary coined Jai Hind, says book:
“Bose wanted to introduce an Indian form of greeting for his army, and for independent India. Various suggestions came. Hasan suggested ‘Hello’. Netaji snubbed him. Then he suggested ‘Jai Hind’. Netaji liked it and it became the official form of greeting in INA and the revolutionary Indians. Later it was adopted as the official slogan of the country,” he says. The book mentions about 70 legends, anecdotes and personal accounts beginning from the beautiful rocks of the Deccan plateau to Bhagamati, to the developments during the era of Nizams and beyond. continue reading: Oman Tribune