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Sanghi : I hate Tipu Sultan.

Me : Do you love Netaji Bose??

Sanghi : He is my Hero.

Me : 140+ years after Tipu's death, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose incorporated Tipu's Mysore tiger into the flag of Azad Hind Fauj & the shoulder-strap insignia of INA (Indian National Army).

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Even the flag of All India Forward Bloc (AIFB) has the Leaping Tiger of Tipu Sultan

Netaji called his government in exile "Arzi Hukumat-e-Azad Hind", with a cabinet consisting of a woman, and 30% Muslims.
"The insignia of Charkha at the centre of the tricolour flag of the Congress was replaced by the 'Leaping Tiger' of the standard of Tipu Sultan by the Azad Hind Government."

Source : The Mahatma and the Netaji: Two Men of Destiny of India by Samar Guha (Page 113)
The book 'The Mahatma and the Netaji: Two Men of Destiny ' was published in 1986.

The Chola Empire also had a Prancing or Leaping Tiger on their Flags and coins. The LTTE later adopted the emblem of the Chola tiger on its flag.

#HistoryFACT
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This is Tipu's Tiger, a 18th-century mechanical toy, now exhibited at V & A museum, London

It depicts a tiger overpowering a British soldier. Keys make the tiger 'grunt' and the victim 'wail and move his hand helplessly'.

The tiger expresses his hatred of his enemy, the British
If you have doubts, then

open Google Books

and type "The insignia of Charkha at the centre of the tricolour flag of the Congress was replaced by the 'Leaping Tiger' of the standard of Tipu Sultan by the Azad Hind Government"

You will be directed to the book by Samar Guha.
A two shot superimposed-load silver-mounted rifle from the personal armoury of Tipu Sultan.

Presented to Lord Cornwallis after the Fall of Seringapatam, 1799

Via : Tigers Round the Throne: Court of Tipu Sultan by Anne Buddle
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