BH CORRESPONDENT, Kolkata: Noted academician-turned-politician and head of Netaji Research Bureau Krishna Bose passed away at a Kolkata hospital on Saturday morning. She was 89.
Bose was married to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s nephew Dr Sisir Kumar Bose who helped Netaji to escape from his Elgin Road residence in 1941 when he was under house arrest. She is survived by two sons – Sumantra Bose, Sugata Bose, and daughter Sarmila Bose. A three-time Trinamool Congress Member of Parliament from Jadavpur, Bose was suffering from age-related diseases for a long time. According to the hospital release, Krishna Bose was admitted to the hospital on February 16 with an irregular heartbeat
“She sustained a stroke in the evening of February 17 and remained in critical condition,” said the release. On February 22, at around 10.22 am she died due to stroke.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee in her condolence message said her demise is a great loss to the political as well as academic fraternities. “I lost someone respected, loved & admired by me. Saddened & shocked to hear about the demise of Krishna Bose, ex-TMC MP & wife of freedom fighter Dr. Sisir Bose. Being a part of Netaji’s family, she was a revered social reformer, renowned poet & a courageous educationalist. Krishna di was a mother to her son’s Sumantra & Sugata, daughter Sarmila as well as the whole Trinamool family. Her immense contribution to Indian society & Bengali culture will be revered for times to come,” Mamata posted on social media. Later, the chief minister and Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar visited Netaji Bhavan to pay tribute to the Netaji kin.
She was born on December 26, 1930, in Dhaka to Charu Chandra Chaudhuri and Chhayadevi Chaudhurani. Her uncle was the great Bengali writer and Nirad C Chaudhuri. In 1955, she tied the knot with Sisir Bose, the son of Netaji’s elder brother Sarat Chandra Bose. She had penned a number of books, including the autobiographical An Outsider in Politics, Emilie and Subhas, and Lost Addresses: A Memoir of India 1934-55. Bose entered politics when she contested from Jadavpur constituency in 1996 on Congress ticket. Later she won this seat on Trinamool Congress ticket.