Bangalore International Centre had organised the Bangalore Book Launch and Discussion of the book “Netaji – Living Dangerously” authored by Kingshuk Nag, Editor, Times of India, Hyderabad on Friday, 29th January, 2016 at 6.30 PM at its auditorium. The event was chaired and moderated by Mr. Aakar Patel, Executive Director of Amnesty International India, & Writer, Columnist and former Newspaper Editor.
In a no-holds-barred interaction with Mr. Aakar Patel, Mr. Kingshuk Nag emphatically asserted that Netaji did not die in any air crash in Taihoku (Taipei, Taiwan) and that the myth was cleverly planted to ensure that the hunt to trace him ceases. Mr. Nag suggested that Netaji escaped from Saigon (Vietnam) to Manchuria, which was still under the occupation of Japan prior to the end of the Second World War. Mr. Nag’s surmise was that Netaji’s intention was to surrender to the Russians and seek their help for the independence of India. However the Russians kept him in custody in a Gulag from where he probably escaped and died a natural death in India. Mr. Nag’s best guess was that the Gumnami Baba of Faizabad was probably Netaji who had turned spiritual after his terrible Gulag experience.
Mr. Aakar Patel, who chaired the session, helped the audience in getting clarifications to many of the hidden truths through his questions to Mr. Nag.
The audience participated in the Q & A session with much enthusiasm.