Indian National Army (INA) veteran Lalti Ram is no more. 

Lalti Ram passed away at the age of 98 on Sunday. 

Lalti Ram was part of the artillery division of the INA. 

Lalti Ram worked very closely with Netaji Subash Chandra Bose. 

Condolences poured in from all sections over the demise of the INA veteran. 

President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi among others expressed grief over the demise of Lalti Ram. 

President Kovind said: “The demise of INA veteran Lalti Ram ji marks the end of a great life-story devoted to the cause of India’s freedom. His saga shall inspire every Indian. My salutations to the great personality who will live forever in our memories. My condolences to his family and admirers.” 

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“Saddened by the demise of INA veteran Lalti Ram Ji. His courage and contributions to India’s freedom struggle will never be forgotten. I recall my interactions with him. Greats like him have left an indelible mark on India’s history,” PM Modi tweeted. 

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In an interview in 2019, Lalti Ram has said that he refused to accept the theory that Netaji Shubash Chandra Bose had died in a plane crash in 1945. 

He had said: “Hours after the news of Netaji’s plane crash was aired, Bose was sitting with his brigade.” 

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