A picture from Jawaharlal Nehru’s death, dated on 27th may 1964 shows a person beside him claiming that it is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose who was alive during that time, and was present beside Nehru’s dead body.
The story comes with a picture from Nehru’s death scene along with a person standing just beside him, claiming that it was the real Subhash Chandra Bose who was still alive, and was present on 27th may 1964 just beside the dead body of Jawaharlal Nehru. The picture is a genuine one, but the person is not Subhash Chandra Bose. This picture is actually taken from a video footage of Jawaharlal Nehru’s death that you can see below.
The person who is claimed to be Subhash Chandra Bose is actually a respectable Cambodian Buddhist monk named Vira Dhammavara, who lived in south Delhi for decades before passing away in the USA few years back at the grand old age of 110. You can find a series of his pictures in the image below. Unlike Netaji, Dhammavara was a short statured person, while Netaji was almost 5′ 10″. What made this alleged Subhash Chandra Bose picture so popular is the similarity to Netaji in his young age. You can find one of his similar pictures in the image section which was taken in Kolkata in the year 1934, after his father’s death. You can also find some of the historic pictures of Subhash Chandra Bose in the reference section.
Therefore, the message claiming that the person in the picture beside Nehru is Subhash Chandra Bose is a hoax. Netaji is alleged to have died in a plane crash in Taiwan on 18 August 1945, years before the death of Jawaharlal Nehru. However, there is some mystery associated with his death till date.
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