1997 - Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose - Proof Set

This Post gives the details of the Proof Set. For UNC Set refer to the Next Post

In the year 1997 to mark the Birth Centenary a commemorative Proof Set and 3 UNC Set were released along with a Collectors pack. In the year 1996 the Kolkata Mint released the commemorative untill they releaized that it was an year earlier. Hence they withdrew that issue and termed it as an error coin.
The details are;

Subhas Chandra Bose, 23 January 1897 – 18 August 1945 (presumed)) byname Netaji (Hindi: “Respected Leader”) was an Indian revolutionary who led an Indian national political and military force against Britain and the Western powers during World War II. Bose was one of the most prominent leaders in the Indian independence movement and is a legendary figure in India today. Bose was born on 23 January 1897 in Cuttack, Orissa to Janakinath Bose and Prabhabati Debi.
He is presumed to have died 18 August 1945. However, no actual evidence of his death on that day has been authenticated and many committees were set up by the government of India to investigate his death
He stood for unqualified Swaraj (self-dependence), including the use of force against the British. This meant a confrontation with Mohandas Gandhi, who in fact opposed Bose's presidency, splitting the Indian National Congress party. Bose attempted to maintain unity, but Gandhi advised Bose to form his own cabinet. The rift also divided Bose and Nehru
Bose advocated the approach that the political instability of war-time Britain should be taken advantage of—rather than simply wait for the British to grant independence after the end of the war (which was the view of Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and a section of the Congress leadership at the time).

Proof Set:
Coins of Rs 100, Rs 50, Rs 10 and Rs 2



Proof Set 2:
Coins of Rs 100 and Rs 10

Proof Set 3:
Coin of Rs 100

Special Proof Set:
Coins of Rs 50, Rs 10 for Calcutta Mint Co-Operative Credit Society employees.

Collectors Pack & UNC Set:
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