[Ross Island]

This island (measuring less than 1.0km²) and the surrounding region was surveyed in 1788 by Sir Daniel Ross, a British hydrographer famed for his scientific accuracy and nicknamed “the Father of the Indian Surveys” landed on the small island in 1788 and surveyed the land for a year.

The island was renamed after Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Island  to commemorate the Indian freedom-fighter who raised the Indian flag on the Islands in 1943 when they islands were under Japanese control.

For related place names see Indian Place names and Andaman & Nicobar Islands place names.


Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose