The Netaji Files: From The Hindu's archives

The last year's of Netaji's life are shrouded in mystery. From his curious disappearence in 1941 to the air crash in 1942 in which he was announced dead and the crash in 1945, there seem to be loose ends that many hope declassification of the State and Central intelligence files will tie up. Here is a look at how The Hindu reported on some of these events:

From The Hindu archives

January 28, 1941

>Mr. Subhas Bose missing from his residence, search by relatives and friends

"He was much depressed that, at such a critical juncture, the Congress leadership had failed the country."

November 12, 1941

>Whereabouts of Mr. Subhas Bose

“It has been common talk in certain quarters in this country for some time that Mr. Subhas Chandra Bose is either in Rome or in Berlin and has entered into a pact with the Axis powers"

March 28, 1942

>Mr. Subhas Bose reported killed in air crash

A Bangkok dispatch to the German News Agency says that two leaders of the Indian community in Siam were killed in an aeroplane crash off Japan.

March 30, 1942

>'Brave son of India' - Congress leaders' tributes

"The tragic end of Subhas, while he was still in the prime of life, will cause deep sorrow to all those who knew him."

April 2, 1942

>Mr. Subhas Bose not involved in air accident

The German Official News Agency, while announcing the aeroplane crash, did not list Mr. Bose among the victims

June 11, 1942

>Netaji meets Hitler

The Berlin Radio was announcing that Hitler had received Subhas Chandra Bose at his headquarters.

August 25, 1945

>Bose dead, fatally wounded in air crash: Japanese report

An Agency said that Mr. Subhas Chandra Bose died in a Japanese hospital from injuries received in an air crash.

September 9, 1945

>Subhas Bose's last days

Mr. Subhas Chandra Bose was being brought to Tokyo as the first step in his transfer to Manchuria where he was expected to seek safety and protection from the Russians

September 3, 1945

>Pandit Nehru's views on Subhas Bose

'Japanese report that Bose was killed in a plane crash is not believed in British and American military circles'

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