This article is from Jan 26, 2021

Facts behind the portrait of Netaji that was unveiled by the President.

President Ramnath Govind unveiled a portrait of Netaji at the Presidential Palace on January 125, the 125th birthday of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. The photo taken at the time was posted on his official social media pages.

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In this context, the portrait of Netaji unveiled by the President of India was not a portrait of the real Netaji it is a photo of actor Prosencit Chatterjee, who starred in the 2019 Sreejith Mukherjee-directed Bengali film “Kumnami” about Netaji’s death, where this post began to circulate on social media.

Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra said, “After donating Rs 5 lakh to the Ram Temple, the actor who starred in the biopic of President Netaji paid homage to Netaji through a prose painting. God must save India (because the government cannot do that). ” Then, he removes it.

They started trending the President of the Republic of India on social networking sites including Twitter and Facebook. Controversy erupted as memes began to spread across India.

What is the truth?

Nistula Hebbar, the editor of The Hindu’s political wing, said on her Twitter page that the portrait in Rashtrapati Bhavan was based on a painting by artist Paresh Maity obtained from Netaji’s relatives. 

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Netaji’s grandson Chandra Kumar Bose posted on his Twitter page, “The President unveiled the Padma Shri-based artist Paresh Maity’s portrait on January 23 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.”

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In 2019 Chandra Kumar Bose was able to find out that he had posted that real photo on his Twitter page. Below you will find the artist’s handwriting on Netaji’s portrait unveiled by the President.

Actor Prosenchit Chatterjee, who starred in the film Gumnami, has praised him on his Twitter page with a sketch by Paresh Maity.

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The central government has said that the whole controversy is completely fake and is creating a fake debate. Officials of Rashtrapati Bhavan have denied rumours that the painting is an image of the actor, according to The Economic Times.

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