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Countdown To Parakram Diwas: Know Secret Files’ Big Revelations On Netaji’s Death!

Even after nearly 76-years, the mysterious disappearance of Netaji Subhas Bose remained a mystery only. The declassified files hold some clues. The secret files open up something more

Bhubaneswar: With the Modi government announcing to observe Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s birthday as ‘Parakram Diwas’ from now on, the sagacious words of this unputdownable fighter of mother India still hit loud and clear to the eardrums of all and sundry.

Netaji had said, “We have to build our life on the theory which contains the maximum truth. We cannot sit still because we cannot or do not know the absolute truth.”

True to the blood of Netaji’s words, the nation even after a long seven-decade-and-a-half is yet to know the ‘absolute truth’ about the death of this great son of the soil.

In the year 2016, the Modi government had declassified thousands (over 12,000) of papers on Netaji’s mysterious disappearance, and the papers were made available to the National Archives of India.

Though the thousands of reams of paper failed to reveal the ‘absolute truth’ on Netaji’s death mystery, they, however, put a glare on some tidbits of eye-popping details that tell a story of ‘maximum truth’.

The anxiety quotient of the nation ran so high that the union government had been compelled to institute as many as three commissions to unravel the mystery behind Netaji’s disappearance. Still, the outcome remained inconclusive.

The Interesting TidBit is when Justice Manoj Kumar Mukherjee after visiting the Renokji temple where the ashes of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose are believed to be housed, had recommended for DNA test of the purported last remains.

However, the then Government replied in negative. “This is no way possible. If the DNA report comes negative, then the result may pose a giant law and order problem,” said a note sent to the Commission.


1956: Shah Nawaz Commission

1970: Khosla Commission

1999: Mukherjee Commission


A detailed glance at the de-classified files (D-Files) leads one to many an imprint that leaves an impression of doubt on Netaji’s death in an Air Crash at Formosa (presently Taiwan) on 18 August 1945. First, take a look at part of a confidential letter on Netaji’s Treasure. The image is listed below.

Follow the Trails Below….

  • Major General Shah Nawaz Khan, who headed the country’s first Commission of Inquiry on Netaji’s death, had made a famous statement while hoisting the tricolour on Netaji’s birth anniversary at Calcutta (Kolkata) in 1951: “Netaji is alive and I hope he would be in our midst when we celebrate his next birth anniversary.”
  • In 1960, an unknown mendicant had set an ashram in a little known village Shoalamari in North Bengal. A rumour then spread like wildfire that the mendicant is none other than Netaji Subhas Bose.
  • The D-Files carries a letter of scribe RC Majumdar that was sent to the then PM Morarji Desai. In the letter, Majumdar had mentioned that the then PM Pt Jawaharlal Nehru had sent his emissary Suren Ghosh, an ex-Rajya Sabha member, to find out whether the mendicant was indeed Subhas Bose. The details in the image below.
  • The same letter mentions another significant anecdote. (read the image below).
  • Take a look at another letter of fact in the D-Files. In the letter to Indira Gandhi, Swami Amlananda had mentioned that Pt Nehru had written a letter to Suresh Chandra Bose (Netaji’s elder brother), where Nehru writes “I have no definite proof of Netaji Subash Bose’s death.” (Take a look at the letter part below)
  • The very letter alleges that intelligence service officials were deployed at Naimisharanya (UP) in 1964-65 to keep a tab on ‘Parda Baba’
  • The letter further stated that the intelligence bureau official followed him when the ‘Parda Baba’ left Naimisharanya to the garden house of the raja of Ayodhya at Darshan Nagore.
  • The same letter mentioned former PM Lal Bahadur Shastri’s statement in Parliament that said, “We will welcome him as one of the greatest heroes.” (See the image above)
  • The Mukherjee Commission had made a very serious observation regarding non-submission of an important file and contradictory statements between PMO and Ministry of Home. (The part of the observation is reproduced below)

The Bottomline: Netaji had once said, “No Real Change Has Ever Been Achieved By Discussions.”

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