4 min read.Updated: 25 Jan 2017, 06:14 AM ISTLivemint
His nationalist credentials largely explain Bose's continued popularity
In the pantheon of nationalist freedom fighters, the name of Subhas Chandra Bose is among the most fondly remembered. The layer of intrigue to the circumstances of his death has added to his immortality. Two of the most authoritative biographers—Leonard Gordon and Sugata Bose—have concluded, on the basis of available evidence, that Subhas Chandra Bose died in a plane crash in Taiwan in mid-August 1945. However, it is only fair to register that several alternative theories exist, including some attributing a long life to Bose after 1945.