Agencies, New Delhi
In death, Netaji Subash Chandra Bose still remains an immortal hero. Though the death of Netaji remains a mystery despite several investigations, but official documents declassified by the Government say that the revolutionary leader was a victim of an aircrash on August 18, 1945.
President Pranab Mukherjee today paid homage to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on his 117th birth anniversary at a function in the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan paid tributes to Netaji at a function organised by the Netaji Research Bureau in Kolkata this morning. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee led the celebrations of Netaji’s birth anniversary with day-long programmes in Darjeeling. ‘’On this auspicious occasion I want to make a commitment; as long as I live, I will fight for this country, I will work for the common people, and will keep the country and West Bengal intact,’ Ms Banerjee said while paying tribute to the legendary freedom fighter in Darjeeling Mall.
People paid floral tributes after Ms Banerjee, Gorkhaland Territoral Administration’s chief executive Bimal Gurung and state Chief Secretary Sanjay Mitra led the celebration.
Ms Banerjee announced that the government would renovate the house where Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose spent his time when he stayed in Darjeeling near Kurseong.
Hundreds of people thronged Netaji’s residence – Netaji Bhawan – on Elgin Road in south Kolkata to pay their homage to the great leader. Netaji Bhawan also houses the Netaji Research Bureau (NRB), a society formed by Bose’s nephew Sisir Kumar Bose in 1957.
Addressing the sixth Vijay Sankhnaad rally in eastern Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur, BJP prime ministerial candidate declared, ‘’To fulfil your dreams, we will give our lives.
‘’Today is the birthday of Subhash Chandra Bose who had given the slogan of freedom. Now I will give you freedom.’’