Nethaji Subhas Chandra Bose was a great man, a great leader as well as a great nationalist having patriotic feelings towards the country. Bose’s patriotism led to the independence of our country India among other great people.
Bose was born in Cuttack, in Orissa on January 23, 1897. He was one of the most dynamic leaders of India’s struggle of independence. He is popularly known as ‘Netaji’. He was the one who had set off people with the slogan, “Give me blood, I shall give you freedom”. This slogan was on everybody’s mouth at that time.
His Mysterious Death
But, with sorrow, I have to mention that he met his death on August 18, 1947. It was one of the most painful mysteries of the modern-day India, that has mystified three generations and it continues for over 68 years. Newspapers, internet says that Bose died due to the burns arisen because of the crash of his plane in Taiwan. There was an engine backfiring. The plane was broken into two. Bose attempted to leave through the flames as all the other ways were blocked. Soon, he turned out to be a human torch. He was burning with the flames of fire. Soon an ambulance truck rushed him to the hospital. It was the third-degree burns, and soon after sometime, Bose went into coma. A few hours later, it was announced that Bose is dead. Bose’s ashes were carried to Tokyo and on September 14, they were further handed over to the priest of Renkoji Temple in Tokyo. There they have remained ever since. This is what some people and the media says. On the other hand, others are adamant that the crash never happened. People say that Bose could not die before India achieved its independence. Therefore he did not die in the plane crash.
Opening Of The 100 Classified Documents
Now one more thing happened, on January 23, 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled 100 classified documents on Nethaji Subhas Chandra Bose. These files were released on the birth anniversary of Bose. Some relevations of the documents were:
- “I want to sleep” were Bose’s last words.
- According to Khosla Commission Report, he died in Taiwan on August 12, 1945. His body was cremated two days later.
- British government did not really believe that he was dead. Even for some months after the Japanese announced Bose’s death, the British government continued to discuss ways of ‘dealing with him’.
- Even one intelligence file revealed that eight months after the crash report, Mahatma Gandhi had publicly said, he believed Bose was alive. This was shocking. New controversies were created.
Thus a conclusion can be made at the end, that Bose’s death was a mystery even after seven decades of his death. And no one had seen his death with their own eyes. No one claims that everything happened in front of him/her.
The point is, we had lost a great leader, a great human between all the political conspiracies. There is a great demise. May his soul rest in peace.
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