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Jai Hind जय हिन्द is a salutation, slogan and battle cry most commonly used in India in speeches and communications pertaining to or referring to patriotism towards India (also known as Hind). It translates roughly to "Hail India" or "Victory to India" or "Long live India". [1 ] The term was claimed to be coined by [2 ] Chempakaraman Pillai, of Indian Independence Movement and Hindu-German Conspiracy. But researchers had stated that it was first coined by Major Abid Hasan Safrani of the Indian National Army as a shortened version of Jai Hindustan Ki (translation: Victory to India). [3 ] It has since captured the imagination of Indians and has been immortalized by [4 ] Subhas Chandra Bose as the battle cry of the Indian National Army (Azad Hind Fauj).
Jai Hind Post-mark was the first commemorative postmark of Independent India, and was issued on the day of independence, 15 August 1947.
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A follower of S.C. Bose, Ramchandra Moreshwar Karkare of
Gwalher Madhya Bharat, wrote a patriotic drama Jai Hind based on facts and published a book in Hindi, Jai Hind. Later, Ramchandra Karkare became Congress president of Central India Province. He took part in the freedom struggle with Chandrasekhar Azad.
The phrase is what the radio announcer says on
All India Radio at the end of the broadcast. The term occurs in the patriotic song sung by Aye Mere Watan Ke Logo Lata Mangeshkar in 1963. [5 ] Jai Hind (1999) is also a Hindi film, made by actor-director Manoj Kumar. The comedy show [6 ] (2009) is also named after it, and numerous institutions like Jay Hind! Jai Hind College, Mumbai, as well as media entities like and Jai Hind Gujarati Newspaper . JaiHind TV
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