Tribute paid to Netaji across India

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Subhash Chandra Bose and Jinnah
Bhubaneswar, Jan 23: It is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's 112th birthday today. He was one of the most influential leaders of India's freedom movement. Thousands of people are paying tribute to the leader in Orissa.

Netaji's statues across the state were garlanded. People are visiting Janakinath Bhavan in Cuttack, where he was born in 1987. The house has now been turned into a museum.

"Thousands of people, including a large number schoolchildren, visited the museum," Jyoti Prakash Das, manager of the museum, told.

"For the first time, this year we have displayed dozens of rare letters that Netaji wrote to his parents from different places like Vienna, Geneva, Shillong, Rangoon Jail, Mandalay Jail and Presidency Jail," Das said.

"We have displayed some rare furniture and photographs of the Bose family in original frames," he added.

"We also opened a new gallery this year on his prison life. The gallery has been designed as a jail cell of the pre-independence period. We have also displayed the iron cot used by him. It is embossed with the name of Johnson Company and its insignia of a rifle," Das said.

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OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)

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