Netaji is god at Renkoji temple

At the Renkoji temple here, the Indians and many Japanese who come visiting know of only one god: Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

In a small patch of green outside the Japanese-style shrine in Suginami residential district is a simple but elegant bust of Bose.

After his reported death in a plane crash in Taiwan in 1945, an event still shrouded in mystery, his ashes were said to have been brought to the shrine. And over the decades, Renkoji temple has become a pilgrimage point for thousands.

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