Subhas Chandra Bose's daughter believes Netaji died in plane crash

The secret files related to Subhas Chandra Bose will be declassified by the central government beginning 23 January.

Updated: Jan 22, 2016, 09:25 AM IST
Subhas Chandra Bose's daughter believes Netaji died in plane crash

New Delhi: As the Modi government is set to declassify files related to Subhas Chandra Bose from Saturday, the great freedom fighter's daughter Anita Bose Pfaff believes that her father died in the air crash in Formosa (now Taiwan) on August 18, 1945, en route to Japan.

While speaking to 'Hindustan Times', Anita expressed her displeasure over the theories floated over Netaji's death an termed them 'asinine'. She said she was annoyed with the theories which say that her father survived the plane crash and and lived as “Gumnami Baba” in the post independence era.

Anita is convinced that the great freedom fighter died in the plane crash and demanded a DNA test to be done on his remains kept at Renkoji Temple in Japan.

The 73-year-old daughter of Bose and Emily Schenkl said her father “must have been a disaster as a husband”.

The secret files related to Subhas Chandra Bose will be declassified by the central government beginning 23 January, the birth anniversary of Netaji.

There have been demands by Netaji's family and several others for declassification of secret files as they hope that it will help answer questions regarding his mysterious disappearance in 1945.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has maintained that she didn't believe that the freedom fighter died in air crash and demanded that the 'Russian angle' in Netaji's disappearance needs to be probed.