No freedom fighter has intrigued India as much as Subhash Chandra Bose. Popularly known as Netaji, Bose was one of the most prominent leaders of the Indian freedom struggle yet the cause of his death- till date- remains shrouded with mystery.
There have been myriad theories about the cause of his death, several debates and discussions have also taken place, and many alternate theories have been proposed stating the actual reason of his death, yet there has so far been no confirmation to any of these theories
While official records state that Netaji died in a plane crash in 1945, some photos taken during the Tashkent Declaration of 1966, indicate a man resembling Bose, as part of the Indian entourage which accompanied the then Prime Minister of India, Lal Bahadur Shastri.
London based Sidhartha Satbhai commissioned Neil Millar, a former veteran of the Royal Signals Regiment of the British Army, to conduct an image analysis on video and photographic material supplied to him by an internet group, Anonymous. The footage pertains to an individual referred to as ‘The Tashkent Man’, who was present during the Indo-Pak Tashkent Declaration of 10 January 1966. Through modern scientific and facial analysis, the investigation points to the possibility that the bespectacled man could be Netaji. The report also infers that if Netaji was present in the Tashkent Declaration in 1966, he could not have died in the plane crash on August 18, 1945, as officially reported.
Did Bose actually die in a plane crash in Taipei as officially accepted? Is it true that Bose returned to India and lived incognito as a wandering monk? Why did the Government of India kept the files relating to his death secret for 70 years? What’s in the files declassified in January 2016?
Putting various perspectives in one frame, Discovery Channel’s film Subhash Chandra Bose: The Mystery underlines various controversies and surmises if the Bose mystery is an International conspiracy of silence or does the Indian government already has answers?
Discovery Channel’s special investigative show will aim to find out what happened to Subhash Chandra Bose or Netaji in an hour long episode on 18th July 2016, 9PM.
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