Anita Bose Pfaff

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Anita Schenkl Pfaff
Born Anita Schenkl
(1942-11-29) November 29, 1942 (age 72)
Vienna, Austria
Spouse(s) Prof. Martin Pfaff

Anita Schenkl Pfaff (born 29 November 1942 in Vienna) is a German economist, former professor at the University of Augsburg and politician (SPD).

Pfaff is the daughter and only child of Indian nationalist leader Subhas Chandra Bose (Netaji) and his wife, Emilie Schenkl. In childhood, Anita was not given her father's last name and grew up as Anita Schenkl.

Academic career[edit]

Anita was a Professor of Economics in the Faculty of Economics in the University of Augsburg. She wrote a biography on her father titled "Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and Germany". The book is a collection of the records collected by Professor Anita Pfaff as well as other known biographers and writers. It depicts interesting facts about the life of Bose and his contribution to the freedom struggle of India. Its first copy was given to the President of India Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan on 6 February 2013. The book was brought out by the Federation of Indo-German Societies in India.[1][not in citation given][citation needed]

Marriage and family[edit]

Anita is married to Professor Martin Pfaff, formerly a German Social Democratic Party member of the Bundestag, the German parliament. They have three children: Peter Arun, Thomas Krishna and Maya Carina.[2]

Anita Bose was brought up by her mother as her father, Subhas Chandra Bose, was forced to abandon his family in order to engage in the struggle of Indian Independence.

In media[edit]

There is a mention of Anita Bose in the Bollywood film Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero.[3]


External links[edit]

  1. See Full Movie Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero on YouTube
  2. Photo of Anita Bose
  3. Subhash Chandra Bose Wife Story
  4. Anita Bose-Daughter of SC Bose speaks