On Tuesday, old photographs of Netaji Subhas Bose’s family were found among the belongings of Faizabad’s Gumnami Baba, who many believe was Netaji living incognito. The photographs were in a box belonging to Baba and were retrieved from the Faizabad district treasury in Uttar Pradesh, where they had been stored all these years.As per a report in
As per a report in The Times of India, apart from a family portrait, there’s a photograph of Netaji’s parents, Jankinath Bose and Prabhawati Bose, in the inventory.
Their identities have been confirmed by Shakti Singh, the owner of Ram Bhawan.
Ram Bhawan is the place where Gumnami Baba is said to have spent the final three years of his life, from 1982-85.
Many believe that Gumnami Baba was Netaji living incognito in Faizabad district.
Among the photos is a family portrait and one of Netaji’s parents, Jankinath Bose and Prabhawati Bose. The identities of the people in the photos were confirmed by Shakti Singh, the owner of Ram Bhawan where Gumnami Baba spent the final years of his life, from 1982 to 1985.
“The family photograph of the Bose family shows 22 members besides his parents,” said Singh, who is also a special invitee to the administrative committee formed by Faizabad district administration for retrieval and cross-verification of Baba’s artefacts. Singh said that Lalita Bose, the daughter of Netaji’s brother Suresh Chandra Bose, had visited Ram Bhawan in Faizabad on February 4, 1986.
“She identified the people in the photographs, when these were at Ram Bhawan,” Singh said, and added that the description Lalita Bose provided is part of the inventory at the treasury. Singh said those standing in the picture (from left to right) in the top row of the photograph are Sudhir Chandra Bose, Satish Chandra Bose, Sarat Chandra Bose, Suresh Chandra Bose, Sunil Chandra Bose and Subhas Chandra Bose.
Singh, who heads the SC Bose Rashtriya Vichar Kendra in Faizabad, maintains that Baba was not just another sage or saint.