Date: 04 Aug 2012


An esteemed reader thrown unique light on the life and deeds of Lakshmi Sehgal of INA after the end of World War 2.\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ (quote) Capt Lakshmi in her incarnation as 'Swaminathan', was glorious when she came to Netaji and joined his Rani Jhansi Brigade and did heroism in the fights against the British along the Indo-Burma Border.\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ However, I felt that Capt Lakshmi in her next incarnation as 'Sehgal', forfeited the glory of her association with Netaji's INA. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ See, what happened to the captured INA soldiers in 1945-46. Thousands were brutally slaughtered by the British and those who survived and still not deserted Netaji came to live a comfortable life with Ministries, Foreign diplomatic posts, rewards, opportunities to loot INA wealth and so on. Pl don't equate Capt Lakshnmi Sehgal with INA leaders like Pritam Singh or Habibur Rahaman. These did not get any benefit as they did not compromise, \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\The same cannot be said abt Lakshmi-ji and her husband Sehgal both of ex-INA. See what she did since 1947. She married, led a comfortable life, compromised with Congress Leadership to accept their 'National' awards and did a heinous crime to join the Communists who insulted Netaji and harmed Netaji's movement by acting as spy of the British.\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ In the attachments u will find the insulting cartoons of Netaji drawn by Communists, the secret letter by Joshi to British agreeing to act as spy, and map of Bengal recommended by them to be partitioned to please the Muslim League. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ As Lakshmi Sehgal virtually deserted Netaji and made friends with his enemies, how can we call her glorious in her incarnation as 'Sehgal'. (unqote)\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ ===================================================== 000000000