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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Subhash Chandra Bose is dead

Yes, yes, you know that. But you probably think that he died decades ago. Hmm. Mid Day reports:
A man believed to be nearly 125 years old claimed he was Subhash Chandra Bose shortly before he died two days ago in a village near here, prompting police to launch a preliminary probe.

Baba Lalji Maharaj, who was living in Saiji village in Ashok Nagar District for the past 30 years, claimed before he died on October 27 that he was the iconic freedom fighter popularly known as Netaji, ex-sarpanch G Raghuvanshi told reporters.
My favourite line in the report:
When asked about deep scars on his head and body, he would reply that he sustained the injuries when he "fell from a plane"...
The Bong half of me wants to shrug and say something like, "That's entirely plausible, we Bongs are tough cookies." But the other half of me is, um, a bit amused at that thought.

It's hard, you know, dealing with these different selves of mine. And when you think I'm being self-deprecating, that's when it really gets ugly.
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