Gumnami Baba Book Review

Lucknow, July 24 The controversy over whether the Gumnami Baba of Faizabad was actually Subhas Chandra Bose, is about to be put to rest. The Justice Vishnu Sahai Commission's report on the mysteriou. While concluding that Gumnami Baba was not Netaji, the commission, in its report, has given 11-point findings that portray Gumnami Baba as Netaji’s follower. “He (Gumnami Baba) was a follower. New Delhi India, Aug 30 (ANI): Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose had continued living in parts of Uttar Pradesh after his reported death in 1945, under the guise of a monk 'Gumnami Baba', a fact his. 738 likes 5 talking about this. He has a museum to his name now. But his name remains a mysteryWhen he died, they named him ‘Gumnami Baba’—The Unnamed Saint.

Gumnami Baba died in 1985, but has since been the subject of much investigation. Scrutinising one handwritten note, Adheer Som in his book Gumnami Baba: A Case History, sets off on an investigation of his own into the life of the mysterious godman.

New Delhi [India], Aug 30 (ANI): NetajiSubhash Chandra Bose had continued living in parts of Uttar Pradesh after his reported death in 1945, under the guise of a monk 'Gumnami Baba', a fact his family members were aware of but did not want to reveal, according to author Anuj Dhar whose book 'Conundrum' came out earlier this year.
'My understanding is that Gumnami baba is NetajiSubhash Chandra Bose and the Government of India is very well aware of it. Members of Netaji's family were also aware of it. They do not want this to come up because it will not reflect well on them,' Dhar said.
Earlier on Thursday, Chandra Kumar Bose, kin of Netaji had claimed that there was no connection between the legendary freedom fighter and filmmaker Srijit Mukherji's latest flick 'Gumnaami', which according to him was based on the book 'Conundrum, Subhas Bose's Life After Death'.
'Srijit is not telling the truth and he made a film based on Conundrum which states that Gumnami Baba was Netaji. If his film is based on Conundrum then why is he not mentioning it?' said Bose.
Dhar, who co-authored the book with Chandrachur Ghosh further alleged that Netaji's family members were 'threatened' by the issue being discussed in the mainstream.
'I believe Netaji was alive and he did not die in 1945, but they never felt threatened by the 'Gumnami Baba' issue because it was limited to a smaller circle. Now with this book, it has gone mainstream. People are now talking about it and now the family is being threatened by it. They are trying to fence that the issue which they had covered up is coming to the front,' he said.
Dhar also said he had 'evidence' to back up his claims on Netaji and was ready for any inquiry the government wanted to conduct in this regard.
'Our evidence is circumstantial, eyewitness account and forensic experts. We have handwriting experts from India as well as from abroad and if you compare with government reports then their report is patently fraud. The DNA report was fraud because the report was leaked much before the results. If the government wants to do an enquiry then we are open for that,' he said.
Speaking about why the Indian government had not taken interest in clearing out the mystery surrounding the freedom fighter's death, he said, 'When British left this country then they planted a story that they left India because of Ahimsa (non-violence). Which is carried forward by people and they have gained from this myth and this myth has become famous in Western countries and the people in all elite class they have their children settled in Europe and America.
'They can't go against something which is popular in Europe and America. The Gandhi brand will take a big hit if Netaji story comes out. That is why the governments in India do not want to touch the topic of NetajiSubhash Chandra Bose case,' Dhar added.
The issue came to the front after filmmaker Srijit Mukherji announced his latest flick 'Gumnaami' which is said to be based on 'Gumnami Baba', the monk who lived in Uttar Pradesh.
Netaji's kin have claimed that there is no connection between the legendary freedom fighter and Mukherji's film.
Earlier this month, the filmmaker was served a legal notice with regard to his upcoming movie.
A lawyer acting on behalf of his client, Debabrata Roy had served the notice to Mukherji asking the filmmaker to 'refrain from portraying fictitious story on Bose.' (ANI)

Lucknow, July 24 (IANS) The controversy over whether the Gumnami Baba of Faizabad was actually Subhash Chandra Bose, is about to be put to rest.

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The Justice Vishnu Sahai Commission’s report on the mysterious ‘Gumnami Baba’, which was tabled in the UP cabinet on Tuesday, says it’s difficult to determine whether he was indeed Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, as popularly believed.

The findings of the commission, set up in 2016, which will now be tabled in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly, reportedly only draw parallels between Bose and the Baba.

It mentions that other than literature in English, Bengali and Hindi, the three languages in which Netaji was fluent, books on Bose himself and authors he liked to read have been recovered.

Sources said that the report also mentions that Gumnami Baba was also fluent in these three languages and was an influential person to whom people flocked.

“As per the report, Gumnami Baba continued to stay in his Faizabad house till rumours of him being Subhash Chandra Bose surfaced, after which he left that place. The report also mentions Gumnami Baba’s love for music and cigars,” said the source.

The report, prepared by Justice Vishnu Sahai, was commissioned by the Samajwadi Party government in 2016 on directions of the Allahabad High Court. The court order followed a PIL, in which the petitioner claimed that Gumnami Baba was Subhash Chandra Bose.

Justice Vishnu Sahai had earlier told reporters that many people he interviewed, had come with the pre-conceived notion that Gumnami Baba was indeed Bose.

He, however, added that collecting reliable testimony was a challenge since the Baba died in 1985 and witnesses deposed before the commission only in 2016 and 2017.

Gumnami Baba was a fairly known entity in Uttar Pradesh and, he lived in various parts of the state in great secrecy, hidden behind a curtain most of the time.

It was only after he died that he began making news. He was known as ‘Gumnami Baba’– a term never used by his followers, who called him by the ‘Bhagwanji’ (the reverend one).

After his demise, his room was found to contain hundreds of objects, most important of which were his correspondence and notes.

There was much connected with Subhash Chandra Bose and those who were known to Bose in pre-Independence period. It was at that time that many of his followers were confronted by the media. They gave out that he was Subhash Bose to their belief and knowledge. They had kept their mouths sealed in deference to his order that it be done in ‘national interest’.

Matters turned volatile when Lalita Bose, a niece of Subhash Chandra Bose, arrived in Faizabad, where the holy man had last lived. She conducted a personal inquiry and was convinced that he was her uncle.

Lalita Bose tried to persuade the then Chief Minister of the state, Vir Bahadur Singh, to order a proper inquiry, but he is said to have told her that the matter was beyond him.

Lalita and two citizens then filed a suit in the Allahabad High Court, using the services of eminent lawyer Robin Mitra. In response, the state government just clammed up and filed a counter-affidavit only after 13 years.

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It was only in 2013 the order for an inquiry could be delivered. Three years later, following some lobbying with then Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, an inquiry commission was set up, headed by Justice Vishnu Sahai.


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