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Files on Netaji should be opened: Filmmaker Amlan Kusum Ghosh

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Jamshedpur, Jan 25:  Film director and writer Amlan Kusum Ghosh who is doing extensive research work on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose has urged the central government that has declassified 303 files to open the remaining 38 files that remain under classified category. Ghosh said, “Among my research papers is a poser — What happened to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose after the plane crash on August 18, 1945? It is important for me to know the details on Netaji between the period 1945 and 1955.”  

Film writer-director Amlan Kusum Ghosh was addressing a press conference at The Milanee in Bistupur under the joint aegis of Subhas Sanskriti Parishad and Netaji Subhas Manch.

Ghosh referred to former Justice of Mumbai and Allahabad High Courts, Manoj Mukherjee who had observed, “’Gumnami Baba of Faizabad’ was Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.”

Amlan Kusum Ghosh contended, “Big celebrities used to go and meet him. But the secret of Gumnami Baba never came to the fore, because the then government had hidden all the details,” and added, “The Modi government has declassified 303 files related to Subhas Chandra Bose. I urge the central government to declassify the other 38 filed in the classified segment.”

 He said that documents and personal possessions of Gumnami Baba had been preserved in the Ram Katha Museum. “When Gumnami Baba was not that important then why should his belongings be kept in a museum?”

The film writer-director opined, “Netaji was an exceptional leader and his disappearance has affected many lives.” Referring to a question on what inspired him to direct a film based on Netaji ,his disappearance and the government’s zero intervention theought the post-independence period had pushed him to make a film on the legend. Ghosh said, “Even after 75 years of independence and almost 80 years of Netaji’s disappearance, there are so many classified files in the government’s custody.” Social workers Shekhar Dey, Bimal Chakraborty, PK Nandi, Krishnendu, Purabi Ghosh and others were also present during the press interaction.

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