Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose
Founder President (1940)
A short introduction:
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was born at Cuttak, Orissa on 23rd January 1897. Subhas Chandra resigned from the Congress Presidentship at the AICC Session held at Wellington Square, Calcutta on 29 April 1939. Soon after on 3 May 1939 Subhas Chandra declared the formation of Forward Bloc as a left platform within the Congress at a public meeting held at Sraddhananda Park, Calcutta. To consolidate the countrywide movement through a party discipline, the 1st All India Conference of the party was held at Nagpur from 18-22 June 1940, under the Presidentship of Subhas Ch. Bose, where the Bloc was declared as a party. In the history of the Party, 22 June 1940 is therefore regarded as the foundation day of the All India Forward Bloc.
Sardar Sardul Singh Caveesher, R.S.Ruikar Niharendu Dutta Majumder, Rajen Deb, Mukundalal Sarkar, A.M.A.Jaman, H.P.Majumder and other All India leaders of the Party were present at the Nagpur Conference.
Biswambhar Dayal Tripathi(UP), Senapati Bapat(Maharastra), H.V.Kamath(Bombay), Annyapurnia(AP), Sheelbhadra Yajee(Bihar), Jatasankar Sukhla(MP), Moulabi Ashrafuddin Chowdhury(Bengal), Satyaranjan Bakshi(Bengal), Indulal Yagnik(Gujrat), Prof. N.G.Ranga, Swami Sahajananda Saraswati and other distinguished party leaders could not be present at the Nagpur Conference, as at that time they were inside the prison.