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Ascertain identity of Gumnami Baba: Netaji kin to UP CM

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Lucknow : Family members of Subhash Chandra Bose on Saturday met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and asked for a proper inquiry to ascertain the true identity of Gumnami Baba of Faizabad, who several people believed was Netaji.

The family members who met Yadav at his official residence asked him to constitute a committee to inquire into the real identity of Gumnami Baba alias Bhagwanji, a Hindu sanyasi who lived in the house Ram Bhawan in Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh at least till 1985.

This committee should thoroughly look into all things connected with Gumnami Baba in order to find out his true identity and the chief minister has assured that a decision in this regard will be taken soon, an official release said.

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They also thanked the Chief Minister for taking a decision for setting up a museum/gallery for exhibiting the things belonging to Gumnami Baba.

The chief minister said that this museum/gallery will be completed in a time framed manner and Netaji’s family will also be invited on the occasion of its inauguration.

Those who met Yadav included Netaji’s grand niece Jayanti Rakshit and her husband Amiy Rakshit, grand nephew Arya Bose among others.    —PTI

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Published on: Sunday, February 14, 2016, 12:26 AM IST
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