Vintage car used by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose being restored
Kolakata: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s vintage car, in which he escaped from his ancestral house in Kolkata in 1941 while the Indian revolutionary was put under house arrest by the then British government, is being restored.
“Audi – the German automobile manufacturer – has been given the responsibility to restore the four-door wanderer sedan parked at the legendary patriot’s ancestral abode,” said Kartik Chakraborty, the secretary of Netaji Research Bureau (NRB).
“They (Audi) have already started painting and changing old parts of the German sedan. Moreover, the restoration is primarily aimed at increasing the vehicle’s longevity as it has a great national significance,” added Chakraborty.
- The restoration work is likely to be completed by December, 2016.
- The vintage vehicle was last driven in 1971 by Sisir Bose – the son of Netaji’s elder brother Sarat Chandra Bose – while shooting for a documentary.
- The car’s registration number is BLA 7169.
- The German sedan had been kept for public display and remained stationary since 1971.
- NRB is located at Netaji Bhawan, the ancestral house of the prominent Bose family.