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Netaji-Prouchandy Memorial and Bookshop has been established in order to commemorate the memory of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and his close associate Leon Prouchandy of Pondicherry.

When Netaji arrived in south-east Asia/ Saigon, Prouchandy welcomed him by garlanding him with a gold necklace. Thenceforth Prouchandy became an associate of Netaji in Vietnam. He financed the netaji freedom movement in Saigon. He gave his mansion situated at 76, haiBhaTrung road to the movement free of rent. The Secretariat of the Indian Independence League functioned from there.
In March 1945, Prouchandy was nominated to the Executive Council of the I.I.L. In August 1945, Prouchandy became its last General Secretary in Saigon. Bose disappeared on 18th August after meeting Prouchandy. Prouchandy was arrested in September 1945 and was kept in custody for more than three months by the Allied soldiers. He lost his memory then due to torture and returned to India in an amnesic state and lived in Pondicherry, his home town at No. 5, Nehru Street, Pondicherry in 1968 It is in memory of both, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and Leon Prouchandy that this Memorial and Bookshop has been founded at No.5, J.N. street, Pondicherry.