An Indian Civilizational Perspective

'Netaji is alive and Nehru knows it'

read the article below as well as the investigations done by the Hindustan Times staff.. and you get a surreal feeling that something was not quite right with all this!

At more than one place and by more than one people in this investigation, it has been said: that if the news of Subhash Bose being alive came out or he came out of his hiding.. India would have burnt and relationships with some prominent countries would have gone sour!

Something that started with Gandhi’s Hitler-like undemocratic and self promoting resistance of Bose.. ended in a quiet and unsung death of a hero… and I believe in which some of his friends and foes were equally complicit!

‘Netaji is alive and Nehru knows it’ – Sify.com: “By Udayan Namboodiri in New Delhi
Monday, 14 February , 2005, 09:17
‘Subhash is alive and Jawaharlal knows it’. It was with these famous words in late 1947 that Sarat Chandra Bose, the elder brother of Netaji, broke a two-year silence over the ‘death’ of the famous leader.

Sarat, a towering leader himself, had spent the preceding months retracing Netaji’s footsteps.

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He had visited the places he had stayed in, interviewed his friends as well as foes and among the people he met were intelligence officials of the Japanese, American and British armies.

Almost all of them told him that Netaji had not died in the August 18, 1945 air crash at Formosa’s Taihoku Airport.

He lived with this conviction till his death in 1950. Nehru did not dare oppose Sarat and, perhaps out of deference, did not once reiterate his statement till 1952, when in the Lok Sabha, he declared that the Government of India believed Netaji had died in that accident.

Yet, the first Indian Prime Minister buckled under public pressure to institute a committee under Shah Nawaz Khan in 1956 with the specific term of reference to inquire whether Netaji was still alive (he would have been 59 had he been around then).”
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