A. D. Loganathan
1888 – 1949
Who was A. D. Loganathan?
Major General A. D. Loganadan was an officer of the Indian National Army, and a minister in the Azad Hind Government as a representative of the Indian National Army. He also served briefly as the Azad Hind Governor for the Andaman islands and Burma.
Loganadan attended the RBNAM School and subsequently the Central College in Bangalore before enrolling as a student of medicine in the Madras Medical College and later training in London. As a doctor of tropical diseases, Loganadan served with the British Indian Army during World War I, subsequently being stationed in a number of different places over the subcontinent.
During World War II, Loganadan joined the Indian National Army following the fall of Singapore and joined the Azad Hind Government under Subhas Chandra Bose to free India from British rule. He was also appointed the Governor of the Andamans and Nicobar Islands during its brief occupation during World War II when it was transferred to Azad Hind authority from the Japanese Navy. Bad health and severe differences with the Japanese Forces of Occupation led ultimately to Loganadan relinquishing authority and returning to Burma. Later, towards the end of the successful Allied Burma Campaign, Loganadan was appointed the G.O.C of the Indian National Army's Burma Command as the Azad Hind Government withdrew from Rangoon. Without a regular police force or security forces, his troops, an INA Contingent 6,000 strong INA contingent formally surrendered to released British PoWs held in the city and manned the Burmese Capital, successfully maintaining law and order between 24 April and 4 May 1945.
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- Apr 12, 1888
- Mar 9, 1949
on July 23, 2013