Was Netaji staying in WB ashram in ’63?
Was Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose living incognito as K K Bhandari in 1963 in Shalumari Ashram in north Bengal? A reading of one of the files on Netaji, declassified on May 27, would seem to suggest that the topmost levels of the government were discussing this man in 1963. While references to the contents of this Netaji-as-Bhandari file have been made in one of the declassified files, the former file itself is not there.
It all began with a letter sent to PM Nehru by Ramani Ranjan Das, secretary of the Shalumari Ashram `in connection with Subhas Chandra Bose’ in 1963. Immediately a reference was made by K Ram, principal private secretary to the PM, in a top secret memo on May 23 1963 to the director of Intelligence Bureau B N Mallik. The latter on June 12 1963 replied in a topsecret note (No III(51)63(6) about K K Bhandari.
Again the PMO made a top-secret reference on the matter of K K Bhandari on 7 September 1963 and a reminder on 11 November 1963. IB sent out a top-secret reply on 16 November 1963. While the contents of these top-secret exchanges remain away from public gaze, what they could have contained is averred from the discussions in the Prime Minister’s Office 37 years later in 2000.
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