New Delhi: The mystery over the existence of Gumnami Baba, rumoured to be Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, living incognito in Uttar Pradesh’s Faizabad district, turned deeper on Tuesday when old photographs of the Bose family were recovered from the district treasury.
Among the recovered pictures, there is a photograph of Netaji’s parents, Jankinath Bose and Prabhawati Bose. Shakti Singh, the owner of Ram Bhawan, confirmed the identity of the people. Ram Bhawan is the place where Gumnami Baba spent the final three years of his life, from 1982 to ’85.
Shakti Singh who is also a special invitee to the committee formed for recovering and cross-verification of Gumnami Baba’s artefacts said “The family photograph of the Bose family shows 22 members besides his parents.”
According to the reports of a leading newspaper, the photos have Sudhir Chandra Bose, Satish Chandra Bose, Sarat Chandra Bose, Suresh Chandra Bose, Sunil Chandra Bose and Subhas Chandra Bose, standing in the picture in the top row. In the middle row, Jankinath Bose and Prabhawati Bose are seen sitting with their three daughters, while the bottom row consists of photographs of grandchildren of Jankinath Bose.
Apart from the photographs a couple of telegrams were found in the treasury that addressed to Gumnami Baba. Reports say that the telegrams sent by Azad Hind Fauj veterans Pabitra Mohan Roy (senior officer of INA’s intelligence wing) and Sunil Kant Gupta on the occasions of Durga Puja and January 23 (Netaji’s birthday).