For many decades now, Indians have been fooled into believing that Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose died in a plane crash in 1947. However, a wide range of secret reports have emerged that prove that Netaji did not die as we thought he did.
A secret French report that dated to November 11, 1947 has been dug out by a Paris-based historian, J.B.P. More. According to the report, Bose did not die in the plane crash and was still alive in 1947. The report was found at the National Archives of France.
More, a teacher at Institut des Hautes Etudes Economiques et Commerciales, Paris, commented:
“It is not stated in the document that Subhas Chandra Bose died in the air crash in Taiwan. Instead, it is reported that Bose’s present whereabouts were unknown as late as December 1947, which again implies that the French did not buy the theory that Bose died in the air-crash on August 18, 1945.”
More further said that to sum it up, Bose did not die in a plane crash, as believed, on August 18, 1945. Bose, in fact, escaped from Indo-China and was alive. His whereabouts were unknown as late as December, 1947 which the report stated.
A report on ‘Haut Commisariat de France for Indochina’ stated that Bose was the ex-chief of Indian Independence League and a member of Hikari Kikan, a Japanese organisation. However, the report is silent on how Bose escaped Indo-China and where he lived.
The Indian government had set-up three commissions to find out how Bose died. The Shah Nawaz Commission and the Khosla Commission concluded that Bose did die in a plan crash on August 18, 1945 at Taihoku airport in Japanese-occupied Taipei while the Mukherjee Commission concluded that Bose did not die in that crash.
The government has since then dismissed the findings of Mukherjee Commission.