Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s driver Colonel Nizamuddin passes away

Colonel Nizamuddin, former driver and bodyguard of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, passed away on Monday morning aged 116.

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s driver Colonel Nizamuddin passes away

Colonel Nizamuddin, former driver and bodyguard of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, passed away on Monday morning aged 116.

Nizamuddin was a member of the Subhas Chandra Bose's Azad Hind Fauj during the freedom struggle.

He changed his name to Nizamuddin from his original Saifuddin as he was working as secret service agent.

In one of the most shocking claims, Colonel Nizamuddin rejected the theory that Subhas Chandra Bose died in an aircrash in 1945 and said Netaji was alive at the time of Independence.


“How one can say that Netaji was killed in the air crash when I was with him even after that incident. The rumour about his death in crash was spread by vested interests to gain power,” said Nizamuddin.

Colonel Nizamuddin had claimed that three to four months after the crash, he had dropped Netaji on the bank of Sitangpur river near the Burma-Thailand border.

His expertise in handling heavy guns and driving brought him closer to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

Colonel Nizamuddin made headlines last year by opening a bank account at the ripe old age of 116-years. After a Japanese man, who was believed to be the oldest man alive, had passed away at the age of 114 in February last year, Colonel Nizamuddin was the oldest human being alive on the planet.

He is survived by his wife Ajbul Nisha, three sons and two daughters. Nisha is reportedly 107 years old. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in 2014, honoured Nizamuddin by touching his feet in Varanasi.