London: new set of documents set to shed light on the last days of Subhas Chandra Bose and his 70-year-old death mystery will be released here that include parts of classified correspondence between the Indian and Russian governments on the whereabouts of Netaji.
The documents, set to be released in a phased manner by UK-based independent journalist and Bose’s grandnephew Ashis Ray, debunks the popular notion that Bose entered into Soviet Union in 1945, the year of his death as per records, and comes ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposed visit to Moscow later this month. The PM has assured relatives of Bose that he will raise the issue of whether Bose went to the Soviet Union when he meets Vladimir Putin in Moscow.
It includes material Ray claims to have collected in Taiwan, Japan, Pakistan, the National Archives in Britain and the British Library, as well as from the Indian and Russian governments and some intelligence documents.
The first set of documents show two official exchanges between the Indian embassy in Moscow and the Russian foreign ministry. The first dated September 16, 1991, requests the Russian government to share “any material that sheds light on the fate of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose”.
Commenting on the significance of documents released yesterday, Ray said: “The serialisation will emphatically prove what happened to Subhas Chandra Bose towards the end chart of his life hour by hour.”
Ray said the documents will be published on a website to be launched soon. released this week claims to