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Nitesh Kumar Sahoo

Kolkata: Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the ancestral house of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in Kolkata on Saturday afternoon as he came to the city to take part in the revolutionary's 125th birth anniversary celebrations.

The prime minister was greeted with 'Jai Shri Ram' chants by people waiting outside the Netaji Bhawan in the Bhawanipore area, and he waved at them.

He was received at the entrance of the house by Sugato Bose and his brother Sumantro Bose, the freedom fighter's grandnephews.

Modi was shown the 'Wanderer' car, which Netaji used to escape from Kolkata to Gomoh, said Sugato Bose.

The prime minister was also shown the bedrooms of Netaji and his brother Sarat Chandra Bose.

Modi was also given a quick walkthrough of the museum, which houses the photographs of the Azad Hind Fauj.

The prime minister was also shown the table used by Netaji in Singapore, Sugato Bose said.

Governor Jagdeep Dhankar was also present during the visit.

PM Visits National Library, Pays Floral Tribute To Netaji

Later, PM Modi paid floral tributes at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's statue at the National Library in Kolkata.

He went around seeing paintings by around 100 artists on a 40-metre long canvas on the sprawling lawns of Belvedere House at the National Library compound.

The prime minister paid floral tributes at the feet of Netaji's statue on his arrival at the library.

Modi interacted with some of the artists as he went around seeing the paintings and folk art of Bengal.

The prime minister also greeted participants in an international conference on "Revisiting the legacy of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose" at Belvedere House to mark his 125th birth anniversary.

Modi was at the National Library for 18 minutes, following which he left for Victoria Memorial to attend Parakram Diwas programme.

(With PTI Inputs)

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