Till date, three commissions have been formed to untangle the mystery surrounding Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s disappearance. The Shah Nawaz Committee (1956) and Khosla Commission (1970) concluded that Netaji died in an air crash on August 18, 1945 at Taihoku airport in Japanese-occupied Taipei. However, this conclusion was contested by the Mukherjee Commission (1999), which concluded that Netaji had not died in an air-crash. And the search has not stopped yet and scholars are still looking for answers.
In a new development, a French secret service report has been found by Paris-based historian J B P More. The report dates back to December 11, 1947 and it was found at the National Archives of France. The report shows that Bose did not die in a plane crash and was in fact alive in 1947. The report does not provide details about Netaji’s location at that time, but it clearly expresses its doubts that Netaji died in 1945. The report brings new hope to relatives and followers of Netaji, who have always been looking for a closure.