It would be inappropriate to describe the great son of India, Netaji Subash Chandra Bose, without the mention of the millennium city Cuttack in Odisha. Where Netaji was born in Janaki Bhavan in the year 1897.
From where started his journey, from childhood to adolescence, as a student of the Collegeate school in Cuttack. The stint subsequently came to end but, there on, started the journey for him and he soon belonged to the nation.
Biggest Cover Up!
During his life time, although the death of Netaji still shrouded in a fairly tale mystery , but he abandoned an illustrious career behind for his fight against the British and rest is history.
His valour were underplayed with a certain motivated precision and that was one of the major reasons behind his distancing from the Independence movement led by Mahatma Gandhi.
But several documents, many of which were the telling testaments scripted by Netaji, went to underscore the details highlighting some inner facts within the Congress, were mainly kept classified by the Congress rulers.
But there are a lot of research which revealed the loneliness of Netaji and his determination that didn’t succeed to find as much true support as would have been expected to be then.
Is Netaji Still Around At 115!
Some of his staunch followers made many Indians believe that the Netaji was or is alive till he was 115 years. An assumption that suffered the doubts those divide probable or not possible.
Several anecdotes were peddled describing him in different shapes or personal but, the Justice H K Mukherjee Commission adjudged in his report or inference and he drew that ” at this distant point the inference can be drawn that he is no more”.
Charges So Scandalous
But some contrarian views went to the extent of painting Netaji as a ‘ war criminal ‘ and it was a controversy about the Netaji, in the shape of a genie, released in 1956. When there was an inquiry committee called as Netaji Inquiry Committee and it left many in India flabbergasted and was easy for many to guess, who was behind!
Such mysterious and derogatory concoction couldn’t have much space in public mind and the Committee made it noncommittal by saying that “the government of India is not in possession of any information on this point”.
And which sounded like a remedy worse than the disease!
A young resercher, Anuj Dhar, who has bared many starting inner facts , in his book ‘India’s Biggest Cover Up’ somewhere refers to things those reveal embarrassing tales as how the disappearance of Netaji was designed.
” I scrolled down to find some revolting allegations about Jawaharlal Nehru’s complicity in Subash Bose’s non -appearance and Pranab Mukherjee ‘s bid to cover up the matter in 1990″ Dhar said and went on to say that ” I pondered the issue till an afterthought swept through”.
It comes through clear from the extant of information that several months before his disappearance Subash Chandra Bose had been planning to go over to Russia. All those close to Netaji believe that he was Russia bound before his reported death.
But Dhar who made a persistent bid to impress upon the NDA regime to declassify Netaji files ended in a naught only.
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DN Singh is a Bhubaneswar-based senior journalist.
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