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Death mystery of Subhash Chandra Bose-1897-1945

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Death mystery of Subhash Chandra Bose-1897-1945

Described as “patriot of patriots” by Mahatma Gandhi
His Words, ‘Give me blood and I shall give you freedom’
Are still ringing in the minds of each and every Indian.
He stood for unqualified Freedom with the use of force
Meaning quite against with Gandhi’s non-violent ways.
Subhas Bose presumed to have died on 18 August 1945
On Taipei Airport in a plane crash but with no evidence.
The mystery of his death and survival haunts the Indians.
The inability of the three commissions to unravel the truth
Spawned umpteen conspiracy theories  left people in awe.

First commission visited Japan in 1956 and got testimonies
From army surgeons conducting blood transfusion to Bose
But he succumbed to death on August 18, 1945, at Taipei.

Second commission carried its probe from 1974-78 and
Declared its inability to arrive on any definite conclusion.

The verdict of the third  commission was quite amazing
It simply said Bose was dead, but didn’t die in plane crash
How and when? No answer in the absence of any proof.
Concluding report tabled in parliament in May 2006
Declaring that death was staged to facilitate his escape.

And there are lots of evidences showing that he was alive
The first being the soviet angle of Stalin and Molotov
Discussing as to whether Bose should remain in the country.
In 1991 a letter written by him found in the KGB archive 
dated 1946 that he had safely reached the then Soviet Union.
And there are conspiracy theories abound on Bose’s death
Allegedly both the Congress leadership and the Government
Afraid of Bose’s possible return to India and his impact
None to stop him to come to power as worshipped by people.

He was posthumously awarded Bharat Ratna in 1992,
A highest civilian award but later withdrawn on the ground
As the Award committee failed to give evidence of his death.
Even the Taiwan Government confirmed of no plane accident
And U.S. Department of State supported the claim of Taiwan.

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Second Place win:

Contest: Unsolved Mysteries by Carolyn Deveonshire


*Inspired and credits to the reports published on the web*



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  1. Date: 7/24/2011 11:45:00 AM
    Thanks Dr. Ram I really never knew this about Subhash Chandra Bose. shame on me being an indian. Congrats on the win.

  1. Date: 7/22/2011 9:06:00 AM
    Dr Ram, a great mystery piece. Congratulations on your worthy second place. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 7/22/2011 5:35:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win in Carolyn Devonshire's "Unsolved Mysteries" contest Dr.Ram. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/21/2011 5:18:00 PM
    alright Dr Ram, Way to go and mysteries are so eerie. congrats to you =on a great win

  1. Date: 7/21/2011 4:55:00 PM
    Congrats Dr. Ram on your stupendous win and second place with this dynamic story my friend.. enjoy with luv...

  1. Date: 7/21/2011 4:32:00 PM
    A regular enigma, too popular with the people, but nowhere to be found, mystery. Popular awarded the highest honor, enemys removed it. A legend by the sounds:) Don........ interesting piece of history

  1. Date: 7/21/2011 3:44:00 PM
    All very confusing but a great poem about and congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 7/21/2011 3:24:00 PM
    what a mystery, Dr. Ram. I never had heard of him. Thanks for the enlightenment and congrats on your top win!

  1. Date: 7/21/2011 2:00:00 PM
    Dear Dr. Ram, this is truly a spellbinding mystery. I wonder if we'll ever know the truth about Bose's death. Excellently woven combo of history and mystery that had me on the edge of my seat. Congratulations on your big win! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 7/9/2011 4:58:00 PM
    oh such a poignant excellent write Dr. Ram.. did not hear of this one.. good luck in the contest my friend.. profound piece luv..

  1. Date: 7/9/2011 3:28:00 PM
    hey Dr. Ram i found this utterly fascinating i really enjoyed reading this as i do with all of your work, keep them coming David.

  1. Date: 7/9/2011 3:21:00 PM
    A great and interesting write..Im sure Carolyn will like it...I do...BG

  1. Date: 7/9/2011 1:59:00 PM
    The mystery of heroism, cowardess, politics and war. SO interesting. Light & Love

  1. Date: 7/9/2011 12:27:00 PM
    Interesting mystery that you have written about here..If for a contest, good luck ..Reads like a winning work to me..Thanks for stopping by, reading, and commenting on my work..Sara

  1. Date: 7/9/2011 10:23:00 AM
    Interesting facts....the more I know about this man I have respect for him.