In pics: Faizabad administration opens boxes belonging to 'Gumnami Baba'
Lucknow, Mar 9: Days after family members of Subhash Chandra Bose met Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav and asked for a proper inquiry to ascertain the true identity of Gumnami Baba of Faizabad, who several people believed was Netaji, Faizabad district administration on Wednesday opened the first set of boxes belonging to ''Gumnami Baba''.
As per an ANI report, the Faizabad district treasury officials opened the boxes in the presence of a large number of curious onlookers who wanted to know what was there in the boxes and whether they actually belong to Netaji.
The first set of boxes contain books and a typewriter among other relics.
Among other articles, which have been kept in the Faizabad district treasury, include binoculars issued by the German military dating back to World War II, British-made Empire Corona Classic portable typewriter and a vintage porcelain tea set.
Faizabad District Magistrate Yogeshwar Ram Mishra had earlier said that during the retrieval process, inventory will be made of each and every item kept in 27 boxes.
Earlier last month, the family members who met Akhilesh Yadav at his official residence in Lucknow asked him to constitute a committee to inquire into the real identity of Gumnami Baba alias Bhagwanji, a Hindu sanyasi who lived in the house Ram Bhawan in Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh at least till 1985.
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Here are the images released by Faizabad administration which are shared on Twitter: