Which famous person started the greeting "Jai Hind"?
To quote a biographer, Dr.Pillai was born in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, on September 15, 1891. Even from his younger days there was spirit of revolution in his blood. His thirst for freedom was so great, that during his student days in Maharajas College, Thiruvananthapuram, he greeted all his friends with Jai Hind coined by him.
It soon gained popularity. In 1908 Pillai left India for Germany. Soon after taking his Doctorate degree in Economics, he plunged into revolutionary activities against the British.
According to the Indian National Army circles, the honour of using the word for enthusing the soldiers was by Abid Hussain Zaffrani who had joined the martial freedom movement led by Netaji. He became Netajis secretary and ...more