Indian freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose, whose relatives are calling for DNA tests to verify that ashes in an urn at a temple in Japan are indeed his remains. Photo: Handout

Did Indian war hero Subhas Chandra Bose die in Taiwan? DNA test may give answers

  • Indian freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose died in a plane crash in 1945 – but rumours about his fate abound
  • Family members want a DNA test on his ashes in a Japanese temple to settle the matter
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Indian freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose, whose relatives are calling for DNA tests to verify that ashes in an urn at a temple in Japan are indeed his remains. Photo: Handout
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Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall never expected to still be in Japan 24 years after he first arrived, but he quickly realised its advantages over his native London. He lives in Yokohama with his wife and children and writes for publications around the world.