Saichiro Misumi Japanese indologist

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Saichiro Misumi
Born(1916-06-16)16 June 1916
Died23 February 2018(2018-02-23) (aged 101)
Tokyo, Japan
OccupationWorld War II veteran, indologist
Known forIndia Japan relations
AwardsPadma Bhushan

Saichiro Misumi (16 June 1916[1] – 23 February 2018)[2] was a Japanese indologist, former executive director and the incumbent advisor of the Japan-India Association.[3] He is a World War II veteran, a former Indian National Army officer and an associate of Subhash Chandra Bose, renowned Indian nationalist.[4][5][6] Narendra Modi, the Indian Prime Minister, visited him on 2 September 2014 during the former's official visit to Japan and the meeting was widely covered in Indian media.[4][5][6][7] The Ministry of External Affairs, India have drawn up a project to record Misumi's life and times by way of a documentary film, for which they have invited expression of interest.[8] He was honoured by the Government of India in 2015 with the Padma Bhushan, the third highest Indian civilian award for his contributions towards promoting India-Japan relations.[9]

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  3. ^ "JIA". JIA. 2015. Retrieved 6 February 2015.
  4. ^ a b "India Today". India Today. 2 September 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2015.
  5. ^ a b "TOI". Times of India. 3 September 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2015.
  6. ^ a b "NDTV". NDTV. 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2015.
  7. ^ "When PM Modi Met Netaji's Oldest Living Associate". YouTube video. Express News Channel. 2 September 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2015.
  8. ^ "MEA" (PDF). Ministry of External Affairs. 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2015.
  9. ^ "This Year's Padma Awards announced". Ministry of Home Affairs. 25 January 2015. Retrieved 2 February 2015.

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