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President unveils Netaji's restored audi car

President unveils Netaji's restored audi car


PTI
KOLKATA
President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday unveiled the restored German car in which Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose had made his great escape from his ancestral home here in 1941 during his house arrest by the then British government.
Netaji had used 'Audi Wanderer W24' to escape from his Elgin Road residence to Gomoh railway station in Jharkhand to catch a train to Delhi.
The car was unveiled to commemorate the 76th anniversary of Netaji's Great Escape as well as 60th anniversary of the Netaji Research Bureau (NRB) here. The President unfurled the flag on car's bonnet.
West Bengal Governor Keshri Nath Tripathy as well as Sugata Bose, Netaji's grand-nephew and also a Trinamool MP, were present at the event.
"I must congratulate Krishna Bose and other members for undertaking the task of refurbishing the car which was used by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose for his great escape," Mukherjee said.
The great escape is known as"Mahanishkraman" which depicts the story of leaving the house, its preparedness and the consequences, he said.
Stating that Netaji's life is a most emotive issue in political arena, the President said:"After long gap of his disappearance from India, he is still a centre of so many issues and sometimes many controversies."
Mukherjee talked about undaunted spirit of Sugata's father, Sisir Kumar Bose, who was also at the wheels during Netaji's escape from Kolkata.
"Netaji had asked him (Sisir) 'Amaar ekta kar korte parbe?' (can you do some work for me?) in 1940. Sisir Bose never stopped doing Netaji's work until he passed away in 2000," he said.

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