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Netaji's daughter wants government probe into father's disappearance

December 23, 2005 21:18 IST

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's daughter Anita Bose Pfaff, in Kolkata on a short visit, on Thursday, said she hoped the Indian government would make public "without delay" the report of the one-man inquiry commission into the mysterious disappearance of Netaji.

"I would not like to comment on the issue further, but it is my hope that the Indian government will soon make public the report of the commission that inquired into the disappearance of my father, revered all over as Netaji, the great patriot, who had a vision for free and developed India," Anita said.

The Justice M K Mukherjee Commission of inquiry had recently submitted its report to the government after nearly six years of investigation. Bose family sources said Anita was 'unhappy' at the condition of the surviving members of Netaji's Indian National Army even 58 years after India's independence.

Anita arrived in Kolkata with her husband and sons and put up with the Bose family primarily to celebrate 95th birthday of her late mother Emilie Schenkl on December 26 and also birthday of her aunt Krishna Bose, a former member.

Bose family sources said Anita was proud of the Indian sentiments for the 'greatest hero' of the Indian sub-continent and was keen to visit Netaji Bhavan 'whenever she finds time'. Asked for his comment on the purported ashes of Netaji kept at Renkoji temple in Japan, she said "whatever is there, everyone should respect that."

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