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Colonel Nizamuddin, Subhas Bose’s confidant, added strength to freedom struggle: PM

“We will always remember the idealism, courage & patriotism of Colonel Nizamuddin, which added strength to our freedom struggle,” he added.

india Updated: Feb 07, 2017 12:02 IST
Colonel Nizamuddin, a close confidant of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, breathed his last at his residence in Dhakwa area of Mubarakpur, Azamgarh on Monday morning.
Colonel Nizamuddin, a close confidant of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, breathed his last at his residence in Dhakwa area of Mubarakpur, Azamgarh on Monday morning. (Twitter)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said Subhas Chandra Bose’s driver Colonel Nizamuddin, who passed away on Monday, added strength to India’s freedom struggle and that he will always be remembered for his idealism, courage and patriotism.

Paying his tributes to Colonel Nizamuddin, Prime Minister Modi said the demise is saddening.

INA veteran ‘Colonel’ Nizamuddin died on Monday in his native village of Dhakwa in Uttar Pradesh’s Azamgarh after a prolonged illness. Colonel Nizamuddin, who had served in the Indian National Army from 1943-45, had proclaimed himself as one of the most trusted lieutenants of Netaji.

Born in 1901, Nizamuddin was 117 years old. He is survived by his wife, three sons and two daughters.