Netaji Bhawan

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Netaji Bhawan, Kolkata

Netaji Bhawan or Netaji Bhavan (Netaji's Residence) is a building maintained as a memorial and research center to the life of the Indian nationalist Subhas Chandra Bose ("Netaji") in Kolkata.[1] The house, built by Bose's father in 1909,[2] is owned and managed by the Netaji Research Bureau and includes a museum, archives and library. The Bureau is run by Sugata Bose and his mother.[3] The building is on Lala Lajpat Rai Sarani in Kolkata.

Bose escaped from house arrest at Netaji Bhawan in 1941 and fled to Berlin. After that, he traveled to Japan-occupied Southeast Asia by submarine (German U-boat U-180 and Japanese submarine I-29), organized Indian National Army, and fought against British Raj with the Imperial Japanese Army.

Relics of Bose's footprints are exhibited in the museum.

After the Second World War, Mohandas K. Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru visited Netaji Bhawan. Recently, in 2007, prime minister of Japan Shinzō Abe visited.

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