Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s great-grandson has claimed that the Narasimha Rao government wanted to bring back Netaji’s ashes. But the intelligence department had warned of a riot at that time, after which the ashes could not be brought. According to Netaji’s great-grandson, in the year 1990, the PV Narasimha Rao government wanted to bring the ashes which were said to be of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. These ashes were kept in the Japanese temple of Renkoji. But after a report from the intelligence department, he backtracked. The intelligence department had warned at the time that this would lead to controversy and could lead to riots.
Regarding the ashes kept in a Buddhist temple in Tokyo since September 1945, author and researcher Ashish Roy had also said that the legal authority of Netaji’s ashes should be with his daughter Professor Anita Ghosh. Anita Bose lives in Germany and the Indian government should allow her to take charge.
Roy spoke virtually while addressing a seminar on the occasion of the 78th anniversary of the Azad Hind Fauj created by Subhas Chandra Bose. Roy made important studies on Subhas Chandra Bose and has also written books. It has been claimed in his book ‘Laid to Rest’ that Narasimha Rao had formed a high level committee at that time. Pranab Mukherjee was also included in this committee. The responsibility of this committee was to bring back the ashes.
However, at that time the Intelligence Department issued one of its reports, warning that riots could erupt in Kolkata on this issue. However, many in the country also believe that Netaji was not killed in the plane crash on August 18, 1945. There are many theories about Netaji. Some people also believe that he remained in Soviet prison, while many people believe that he should become a monk.
Professor Sugata Bose, a relative of Subhas Chandra Bose, was also present at the event. He said that the different theories regarding Netaji’s death should now be closed. He said Netaji’s remains was a national issue and not a family issue.