IN ISOLATION AT DEHRA DUN
This is a true story to unravel the mystery on the death of Neta ji SUBHASH CHANDRA BOSE by an eye witness describing the facts by giving certain important evidences. Rest is on the readers to their utmost satisfaction but every word proves its truth-fullness itself. Thousands of people have witnessed the death of the martyr but writer discloses many other proves to his claim.
My name is AJMER SINGH RANDHAWA and I am a SIKH by religion, I belong to Dehra Dun which is now the capitol of Uttrakhand, earlier it was a small, calm and quite place, known as DOON valley, is situated in Shivalik hills, Before partition of INDIA, it was a hilly terrain of UNITED PROVINCE, The name UP became Uttar- Pradesh in independent INDIA. This UP province is again divided and Dehra-Dun is the capital of UTTRAKHAND. I am born and grown up in this valley. I got my education here and while doing my B.Sc. I started Taxi Cab business as I was very poor and I had to quit midway my studies after- wards to feed my family and to look upon my parents’, and started operating in between Mussoorie and Dehra Dun. Once I was coming down from the heights of Mussoorie to plains of Dehra Dun via Rajpur in April 1977, I encountered with a strange happen- ing in early morning at about 9.00 a.m., which changed my whole life.
I stopped at Rajpur to drop some passengers, suddenly I saw a police sub-inspector of that area, standing with two constables waiting for a lift, he was known to me and was my best friend. His name was SURENDRA SHARMA. He was really a smart & young police officer. I called him and asked if he was in any need. He replied me with a questioning look and asked which side I was going. On the contrary I replied that doesn’t he see that I am on the way to Dehra Dun. He humbly requested if I could adjust them and drop them at 194, Rajpur Road as he was in a hurry to reach at that place, I nodded and adjusted him on my front seat along with his two constables. It was hardly one or one and a half km. distance but he was out of his senses and disturbed. I asked him the reason of his outstanding behavior he groaned and replied that a V I P, is passed away at that place and he is going to enquire about that VIP and also replied in an anger and used policeman’s abusive language that he had just received a wireless message from the than GOVERNER of UP., that a VIP was passed away at that address and he should deploy escort in that house for the safety and to avoid any sort of inconvenience so he is going to visit there and to know more about the dead person.
I got very curious to know because it was a small place and death of any VIP in isolation woke the sense of curiosity in me, I too joined him. This property belongs to His Highness of Maharaja of Patiala state of Punjab. I stopped the car at roadside and went inside the kothi (banglow).
I entered into the premises of that house, there was a guest house on the left side, On the right side was grass lawn. The appearance was very beautiful, a complete silence could be seen. After passing about 70 or 80 feets, there was a hut ( small temp- rary makeshift ),The single door entry was from the rear side, We stopped outside and enquired from the attendants the identity of the deceased person passed away, listening the answer I rushed inside the hut , stepped inside and on seeing the dead body I was just stunned as there was no blood left in my body, there was laying the body of a saint (saadhu) covered under ice to preserve for few days. Oh, I knew him, I used to take him to different locations during the last 4-5 years, I had taken him to several places in my taxi- cab. I never-never had ever thought about his personality, He was such a great person, every Indian had a regard for his struggle for independence, He fought a war with British army by the help of Japan to free India. And here he was laying silent in front of me, in complete isolation, Neither any govt. official nor any other person except 2-3 attendants of him were present there who confirmed his identity.
At that time every moment passed with that great saint, the said (Subhash Chandra Bose) during his life time flashed in my mind, I remembered every moment how he managed the trick to hide his identity . I shall try to explain the steps he used to take . I always found him silent; He never used to speak even to me when he was traveling nor with his co-passengers accompanying him. Only once I came to know that swami ji ( the saint ) was about to speak with his people, I was also considered one amongst them as I was very familiar with them. The saint or swami ji knew my name also as I used to visit him quite often. So I was called in-side . The room was completely empty, no furniture or bed , except one chair in the middle of the room. I sat on the ground. I was just alone in that room. Than after a few minutes swami ji entered into the room and got seated on the chair. I bowed before him and touched his feet for blessing. He raised his hand to bless and placed on my head. It was a great moment now I realize, He was the man to whom all the Indians were dreaming to appear one day, and I was being blessed by him. He asked a few questions about me and my family. He spent about 10-15 minutes with me and than he went back. He was having a charming personality and in his good health, with white open long beard, long- white hairs spread on his shoulders, height was about 5’8”, Simple, attractive and smiling face with a glow on his forehead I still remember. I feel proud now as I am among a very few persons who are inspired and blessed by Suhash ji in independent India.
At least, My next generations will feel proud upon me and tell this story to others also. I got- inspired in the true sense to tell this truth to the world without any fear of the Indian govt., and I am ready to face the worst also. I know that by disclosing this fact , I may put behind the bars or face other difficulties but for the sake of the truth, I should be ready to face any such eventuality.
I remember every time when my services were required, his attendant used to call me (the attendant had to come in search of taxi cab, at taxi- stand) after the cab was hired, I was taken to the place of the saint, there that attendant brought a half- filled- bucket of water with cut-pieces of lemons dipped in that bucket. He did the lemon wash every time the rear portion of my car, than rubbed the seat covers, door mattresses, the roof with those water dipped lemons. I used to laugh on all this acts of him though on request he did clean whole roof instead of the rear portion only. The reason wasn’t to hygiene but some thing else, which shall be disclosed later.
Than he used to bring some white mattresses to lay upon the rear seat cover, rear seat of driver, rear door mattresses etc. Whole rear portion of the car was covered with white mattresses. After the task was complete, the saint paid the visit, he always kept an orange color, yellowish-orange colored cloth to cover his arms and hands. Than he got in and I be given the directions to the desired place of destination. After spending their time, I was taken aback with them. I was allured by paying me twice or thrice the actual amount (my fair). Thus I never bothered to know about that saint. I never tried because in the nearby holy place Haridwar, there were many rich saints whose wealth is in millions, still there are such saints. So I was allured with more money which covered my eyes with the curtain of money. I ignored every thing.
Why was he doing all this? What was the reason of washing and covering the seat covers? And even being washed with cut pieces of lemons? The answers of these entire questions flashed all of sudden at once. Oh ! my god, he used to hide his finger prints. Being a science student in my life I could not understand it. How stupid I was? The acids in lemon reacts with the chemical used for taking finger prints.
Anyway I come to the main story, This saint took a Samadhi ( a tradition of Indian saints in deep meditating sitting position with crossed legs) continuously meditating for 110days, but on 93rdday, a blood spot was seen on the back side of his neck. In this deep meditating- position the body is never touched, thus a disciple of MAA AANANDMAYI was called from nearby Ashram, ( the holy place where saints reside and meditate) of MAA- ANANDMAI (mother). The name of the called meditator was SHIV BALYOGI. He meditated and declared the said demise of SWAMI SHARDANAND ( Subhash Chandra bose or netaji ) , to the heavenly abode, than this news might be forwarded to the Prime- Minister or The President of India, from there it was sent to the Governor of UP for necessary arrangements. It was the Governor’s office which flashed the wireless message to the police officer, in-charge of the concerned area i.e. Rajpur Police Station. DEHRADUN of UP. I was the only person who knew the fact of this wireless- message other than the police -officials and I was the only first person to reach on the spot with police, so nothing could be hidden from me because the administration had not stepped in till than. Even I entered into the hut before police personals. Thus I became the eye- witness.
Whereas I understand out of Subhash’s 2-3 attendants, there must be someone from the Indian intelligence, as he was under constant vigil. I have also come to know that his secretary named Ramni Ranjan Das, was working for intelligence. Tough he was in isolation but he was certainly getting some money from some unknown sources to meet his expenses or the daily needs. Otherwise how could he survive and keep the attendants? His expenses were certainly covered by govt. of India or by some highly influential people. The govt. was aware of Subhash, and his activities.
Now as per the administrative orders, the body of the holy deceased saint was kept for 10 days at the same place for to pay the last homage’s to the departed soul. During these10 days I almost used to visit every day to know more. As the police officer was my best friend, I wasn’t stopped to move around by anybody because I was known by every body. During those days I met many distinguished visitors in which I met the most publicly known person Mr.UTTAM CHAND MALHOTRA, I met him many times and heard him personally. He was the person with whom Mr. Subhash stayed for 47 days in KABUL, (where he was running a shop of Radio and Photographer) as a room mate when he was trying to escape from India. Mr. Malhotra provided all sort of help needed to escape to Berlin and to Subhash, from the British intelligence. So he was pursuing that this deceased saint is no other than Subhash Chandra Bose, ( COMMANDING-IN-CHIEF OF INDIAN NATIONAL ARMY ). The great Indian revolutioner, and that with whom he had shared a room in hide in KABUL, continuously for 47 days, doesn’t he recognizes him, but his voice was never heard. He was telling this truth since 1961. Now, Mr. Uttam chand malhotra is no more. He was a great patriot. Had he not helped Subhash or had informed British intelligence, India history would have been completely changed. So I am thankful to him.
There I also met with a niece of Subhash and her younger son. This gentleman was a little over-weight, you can call him good- healthy person. If they had not come there from such a distance to pay their last homage to the departed soul of their nearer &dearer one, what else had compelled them to travel so long unnecessarily required. That is also from thousands of miles away. That’s the question arises on their visit. Though after such a long time I have forgot the name of the lady and her son but this is the truth I am disclosing before the curious readers. I am just prevailing the truth and trying to bring the facts before readers to justify.
I was told by Mr, O.P.SHARMA that before coming to Dehra Dun Swami ji were living in west Bengal in an Ashram(where saints live),once his nephew, named Mr. Dwijan Bose came to that ashram to confirm if swami ji , is Subhash. There he was served eggs in - breakfast which he liked most. How could swami ji come to know this? Subhash ji knew it because Dwijan was his nephew and he knew his food habits. This incident also proves that Swami ji and Subhash ji were not two different persons but he was only Subhash having two names.
Subhash ji did not die in plain crash but he was seen afterwards also. I am giving two evidences before I prove that the SAINT expired at Dehra dun WAS SUBHASH. How could Subhash come in public when he was prisoned. The govt. of India has adopted a policy of British intelligence that Leave Subhash where he is, don’t take his name, forget him and mind your business. Thus India govt. is always silent on Subhash.
Draped in Tri-color, the body, now after 10 days was escorted by a convoy of three trucks of police armed constabulary soldiers, beside many other govt. and private vehicles and taken to Rishikesh, about 43 km. from Dehra Dun at the bank of holy river GANGA (GANGES) for funeral. His pyre was set at a pious place. By giving 21 Guns salutes with gunshots and turning the rifles of policemen’s downwards. The pyre was lit in flames. This tradition of gun salute is given only to the personals of armed forces or the distinguished dignitaries, not to the civilians. If a saint had died in isolation , why was this practice performed specially in this case if the deceased was only a saint. Many other saints have died since indipendence, How many of them have been given this special tribute. All this clearly indicates that the deceased person was certainly Mr. SUBHASH CHANDRA BOSE. (Not any ordinary person). The deceased was not a saint but a high-ranked army officer. Govt. itself accepted it. That’s why the full guard of honor was given. No confusion was left.
There is a tradition not only in India, but throughout the world that the funeral and the last rites are performed by the family members only until the deceased is a distingui- shed person or a VVIP. In this case, Officially he was not any such personality or having any high post in any office of repute. The deceased was simply an ordinary person died in isolation. Than why the govt. agencies took control of the funeral in it’s hands like they do at the death of any VVIP.
I tried many times to unravel the truth but could not get any success. After the death of Subhash ( in Hindu religion, when any person becomes SANYASI, He gives up the materialistic world and is known by a new name blessed by his guru or master), Swami Shardanand was his name now), I used to narrate this story to my passengers that my city has the honor that such grate personalities have lived there. I never tried beyond that but in 1992, I went to Statesman office in Delhi , I narrated whole story but they ignored. Again I tried to contact Mr. Rajat Sharma the famous TV anchor, but his PA just ignored in 2006.Than I became silent as no one was giving an ear. Now in 2008, for the last 4-5 months we are trying to approach Swami RAMDEV , but with no success. Swami RAMDEV is capable to pursue the govt. and to disclose this in large gatherings. I am sorry to say no interest is shown by him. Sooner or later he is going to join politics. So, he is having his own interests.
When Mukharji commission’s report had been tabled in Parliament, , I got upset as it was an attempt to misguide public and was away from the truth , than some how I approached Mr. Devendra Bhasin, presently Media advisor to Uttrakhand govt. who was the spokes person of “Mission Netaji” I narrated the whole story to him, he assured me to highlight it. He asked if I had any photo. I felt sorry and told him that when I visited first time I had no camera, and afterwards the police had stopped shooting any photos, rather than only police- photographer Mr. Jogi (official photographer). He is still having but refused to provide without permission of DIG of police. By the efforts of Mr. Bhasin, I came in contact with’ Mission Netaji’, which was trying to establish facts to unravel the mystery of the death of Subhash and also trying to prove that Swami Shardanand and Subhash Bose were not two different persons but Subhash ji is known as swami ji. After meeting me, they are sure now and with our joint efforts, We have only one mission to build a grate world famous memorial at that place where Subhash breathed his last. That’s the goal and mission of our life. We are completely dedicated to this mission whether Govt, helps us or not. We are even ready to build the great memorial with the help of our brothers( the Indian public). Only we want that the same LAND be provided to us. Since 2006, I joined this mission. We are all working under the superb guidance of Sh. O. P. Sharma (UTTRAKHAND MISSION NETAJI).
Bhagat singh never fought for Punjab only, Bose never fought only for Bengal,……………………But Nehru agreed to become the Prime-minister of divided India.
“TUM MUJHE KHOON DO,
MAIN TUMHHEN AAZADI DOONGA,”
This was the call given to the Indian youths with the assurance of freedom in lieu of blood. Join me, take your arms and be ready to fight with the enemy, certainly victory will be ours. No doubt ! Hundreds of youths followed him, fought against Britain to liberate India. But look at our govt., “There is no record available on Netaji’s role in freedom struggle;” This was replied to Mr. Bhattacharya by Mr. S K Malhotra ( the deputy secretary in the home ministry). His mission was complete. India got independence and he went in isolation to be a sanyasi, He was not greedy to hold any office of repute in lieu of his services. Every Indian knows when he was the President of Congress in 1939, He resigned due to differences on policies with Gandhi. Gandhi, Nehru and British were his political rivals.
To conclude this true story I appeal the people of India to stand united with us and pursue the Uttrakhand govt. to provide that piece of land to us so that we may be able to raise a Great memorial in the memory of that grand son of soil. We don’t have any political motive other than to bow our head respectfully to pay homage to our beloved martyr. That’s all. The govt. may or may not release any fund but please allow us to do so. Any body who has any doubt about me or considers it an illusion, can contact me at my e-mail address:- firstname.lastname@example.org. I shall be glad to discuss the issue and clear all doubts.
Why should we not know what had actually happened to the great leader. It is a right of the people of our country.
he practiced Yoga and meditating in samaadhi, he realized this materialistic world much better, When he died he was in Samadhi for 110 days, out of which he had successfully passed 93 days, On unfateful 93rd day,, he went to heavenly abode and departed his soul from samaadhi. Thus any person who achieve such a good success in meditation, how can he be lured to physical achievements. He wanted to be a saint in his life and he became a true saint after achieving his goal. His mission was complete, he wanted to see free , independent India, That’s all. He was not greedy of occupying any post of repute. So it was much better for him to live in anonymity.
(2) Govt. of India was fully aware of his presence he was being looked after very well. That’s why after his death, the news was flashed to Delhi, from where it was re-flashed to Governor UP, for further arrangements. The message on wireless was immediately sent to Dehra Dun to deploy police personal to escort. The administration took full control of funeral in its hands and The District Magistrate ordered the body to be kept for 10 days, to be given last homage by his admirers and general public.
(3) Than giving full guard of honor to the deceased sanyasi with 21 gun salutes, How many of you people are aware of this practice. I belong to a family of army officers and I know this practice of giving gun salutes to the personals of armed forces, or to the dignitries, not to the general public like sanyasis. It clearly indicates that the dead person was FROM ARMED FORCES. Who else could he be other than Subhash and our all findings indicate towards him.
(4) The method of hiding his finger prints was correct.(see page 3,para 2 onwards), While driving taxi-cab on roads and picking passengers of different categories of people, I came in contact with many scientists and verified this theory. They nodded and verified. Some of them were working for CSIR, IRDE, Science and technology and Forensic laboratories. All of them approved it. Thanks to all of them.
(5) As the chairman of Mission Netaji, Sh. O. P. Sharma claims that he is having a hand written letter in Bangla language of swami Shardanand, why not the script is ever tried to match with the hand writing of Neta ji Subhash Bose from any hand writing expert.
Many other question will arise time to time, curious readers may contact to discuss and help to solve them, I shall always be thankful to them for their esteem support in the cause of nation.
It was my duty to bring the facts before our brothers, and the betrayal of our govt. with its citizens, which compelled me to write my observations,my true story and to find the missing links of his life (1945-60). I am heartily thankful to the chairman of Mission Netaji of Uttrakhand Mr. OM PRAKASH SHARMA, his colleagues Sh. R. N. Sharma, Retd. COL. B. S. Rawat and other members of their elite mission for their sincere and valuable help that my voice is being heard today. I am thankful to the media also for providing us a stage specially to Mr. Gaurav Mishra the journalist who helped many times to highlight this issue through newspapers. My sincere thanks to Mr. Manoj Sharma, News editor of NEWS NET, TV channel of Ghajiabad, also to my family which helped me to write my findings, my children taught me to use internet for various research and findings. Certainly it was helpful. Thanks to all..
Subhash Chandra Bose was known by names, i.e.
· Subhash Chandra Bose,
· Swami Shardanand .
Whether govt. of India ever tried to find out if these names resemble to one or are different persons? What are the findings?
(2) When it is proved that Netaji did not die in air-crash than question arises that where did Netaji disappeared on that day?
We have got information that Netaji was not wanted in any country on charges of provoking war .See the ref. from Justice Mukhrjee commission’s report page 135,para 18.states that:-- We have received from the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India, some papers which show that the name of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was not in the list of “War criminals.”
(4) If Swami Shardanand ji was not Subhash, than Justice mukarjee ever tried to find the whereabouts of Swamiji? Who was he and where he had come from? When did he established the ashram in West Bengal or when did he join it ?
(5) We, the members of Misson Netaji of Dehra Dun Uttrakhand, believe and trying to prove that Swami Shardanand ji was Subhash Bose but the govt. always deny. O.K. If the deceased at Dehra Dun was not Subhash than why a wireless message was aired to Dehra Dun police, to deploy police escort? Reason?
(6) Though the body of Swamiji was draped in Tri color, and than a full guard of honor (STATE HONOR)was also given to him before funeral with 21 gun salutes in full army tradition. Why ? Full control at funeral and all expenses were covered by govt. His body was taken from Dehra Dun to Rishikesh in police escort in three trucks of Police Armed Constabulary. Why?
(7) Was the govt. not aware of the glorious past of Swamiji as commanding in chief of INA? He was the head of Provincial Government of Free India which was recognised by 9 countries (AXIS POWERS). Whether Swami ji provided his services in armed forces before becoming a sanyasi? What was his profile? Is this the reason of giving him a gun salutes and guard of honour otherwise how many other sanyasis or civilians have got this honor? Is this a new trend to glorify?
(8) The body of Swamiji allies Subhash bose was kept for 10 days at 194, Rajpur Road. Dehra Dun, (by order of DM Dehra Dun) where he breathed last, for the last tributes to be given by his admirers whereas Swamiji never belonged to Dehra Dun and he had no base and was not popular in Dehra Dun. The general public does not make crowd unnecessarily until it is not aware of any important event and here the deceased was Subhash Bose. NOT ANY ORDINARY SANYASI.
(9) Who was Ramni Ranjan Das ? He was working as his secretary.We are doubtful of him and considers him from intelligence. What is his background and what is his service record? How did he come in contact with Swamiji and how he was deployed in his services? Where did he go after the death of Subhash Bose ? All these questions need to be answered.
(10) Whether Justice Mukarjee ever approached the family of Sh. Uttam Chand Malhotra? Who are residing somewhere in Paharganj (DELHI). Any attempt ever made to contact for photographs, documentary proof or any kind of proof to certify that Swamiji Was Subhash Bose as claimed By Malhotra since 1961?
(11) Mr. O.P.Sharma of Mission Netaji also having a copy of a letter written by Swamiji in his hand writing. He has approached the authorities several times to get it matched with any other script of Subhash Bose but all in vein. Why?
(12) The official photographer of police S. JOGI ji is having some photographs taken by him as a police photographer (Shooting by cameras was prohibited other than him) but he has refused to handover without the prior permission of authorities. I personally met him and asked for favor but he refused.
(13) Though Justice Mukarjee paid a visit to Dehra Dun for enquiry but half heartedly. He did not even go the place where Subhash allies Swamiji breathed last. He just met one S. Pritam Singh at Doiwala, (Dehra Dun) and came back. S. Pritam Singh ji is an ex-Col. of INA and an ex member of the PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT OF FREE INDIA). He disclosed the cell no. 465 of Yarktusk jail of Syberia. What he was told and what information he collected, or the details of there conversation is not known to me as it has become top-secret.He was under oath of secrecy like other personals of INA.
These are a few questions which have come out from my story. The readers can justify themselves that all links narrated above directly prove that Subhash ji was alive, he came to India and became sanyasi. And his new name given to him was SWAMI SHARDANAND.
If you have any question in mind please write to me for further discussion and to be brought before the curious readers and admirers of SUBHASH CHANDRA BOSE. For further updated information please visit my blog: http://deathofsubhashbose.blogspot.com/ .
Author AJMER SINGH RANDHAWA compiled on Dt.. 23-10-08
Re-edited on 20-01-2009.
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