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Nehru informed Netaji's family of his death in 1962, didn't send 'direct proof'

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday declassified related to the disappearance of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in the national capital.

According to the files declassified by the NDA government, former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru had in 1962 told the family members of Netaji that he was dead.

Nehru had written a letter to Netaji's relative Suresh Bose dated May 13, 1962. The former prime minister wrote that he could not send him precise and direct proof of Netaji's death, adding that all the 'circumstantial' evidence of his death has been sent to an Enquiry committee.

"The lapse of time now and the extreme improbability of his being alive secretly somewhere when he would be welcomed in India with great joy and affection, adds to circumstantial evidence," the letter said.

Meanwhile, over the past few days, a UK-based website – www.bosefiles.info - has released a series of witness statements seeking to solve the controversy over the death of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.

The website claims that its 25 years of investigation and research have showed that Netaji died in a plane crash near Taipei airfield in Taiwan on August 18, 1945.

It also says that on January 29, it will upload more information on 'how to prove remains at Tokyo's Renkoji temple belong to Subhas Bose'.

The website, run by UK-based independent journalist and Bose's grandnephew Ashis Ray, uploaded the information after the NDA government decided to declassify 100 documents on Netaji.

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