- It would not be wrong to call him the father of spies, he spied for not one but 5-5 countries.
- He fooled even Hitler with his cunning tricks
- The detective story of Bhagat Ram Talwar is very interesting.
No fanfare, no gunfight. But he was the ‘father’ of spies. It was not only difficult but impossible to recognize him. He had 6 names. But he loved his country very much. He was spying on 6 countries but his heart used to beat for his country. He was so clever that even his right hand couldn’t predict the tricks of his left hand. During World War II, the Allies and the Axis countries made many spies to spy on each other. Actually, their aim was to get each other’s intelligence. One such spy was made by Britain. The intelligence name of that spy was ‘Silver’. It was so fast that it fooled even Hitler during World War II.
This story happened during the Second World War. At that time the war was going on between the countries of the British Raj and the Commonwealth and the Nazis and their Italian allies. During this time Russia and America were away from this war. A man named Peter Fleming, who worked for British Military Intelligence, had appointed ‘Silver’. Actually, Silver’s real name was Bhagat Ram Talwar. Significantly, Peter Fleming’s brother Ian Fleming created the famous character ‘James Bond’, looking at the story of spies during the Second World War. Only later it came to be known as 007.
In fact, during the Second World War many spies were working as double, triple agents. Famous writer and journalist Mihir Bose in his book ‘Silver: The Spy Who Fooled the Nazis’ revealed about Rahmat Khan alias Bhagat Ram Talwar. Bose wrote that during the war many spies were playing dual roles and working for different countries. But Bhagat Ram was such a spy who could claim that he had worked for 5 countries.
Bhagat Ram had taken Subhash Chandra Bose to Berlin. It is about February 22, 1941. A clean shaven man walks up to the Italian embassy in Kabul and tells the guard at the door that he is a cook and has been sent to work for the ambassador. Actually, Bhagat Ram was entrusted with the responsibility of driving Bose out of India and he started to execute the same. The person was looking completely Afghan from the costume, so the guards did not have any doubt. He was allowed inside. The ambassador was not happy to see him but asked him who sent him? The man told that he had been sent to Afghanistan by Herr Thomas, the head of a German company, Simmons. On this the ambassador asked why? Then Bhagat Ram said that I do not know, I have been sent just to see you. After this answer, the ambassador of Italy understood that he is not a common Afghan. After this the ambassador asked the people sitting there to leave and said that my name is Peter Chiorini and I am the ambassador of Italy. When the man told the ambassador that his name was Rehmat Khan, he was neither a cook nor an Afghan. Rather he is an Indian and he wants to bring Subhash Chandra Bose to Kabul. He was seeking Italy’s help for this. After this Bose fled from India with the help of Rehmat Khan and reached Kabul. After roaming the streets of Kabul for about a month, he left Afghanistan and reached Germany with the help of the Italian ambassador. Well, it was a matter of Bose reaching Germany, but what happened to the spy who fooled even Hitler. Know it further. Want to bring Kabul. He was seeking Italy’s help for this. After this Bose fled from India with the help of Rehmat Khan and reached Kabul. After roaming the streets of Kabul for about a month, he left Afghanistan and reached Germany with the help of the Italian ambassador. Well, it was a matter of Bose reaching Germany, but what happened to the spy who fooled even Hitler. Know it further from here…
In fact, after meeting Kyorini, Talwar became very famous and became one of the most expensive spies during the Second World War. By 1945, he had spied for Italy, Germany, Russia, Japan and Britain. But in reality he was a staunch Indian loyal to the Communist Party of the country. After working for Italy for a few months, Bhagat was sent to Germany. The Nazis sent him back to Kabul after giving him espionage training. Between 1941 and 1945, Silver made 12 trips to Kabul on foot. The Germans got him a rented flat in Kabul and also gave him around 2.5 million. Which was used by Bhagat to help the Communist Party of India, which was struggling with money. But by heart, Silver i.e. Bhagat, a communist, had absolutely no desire to help the Nazis and Italy. So they started giving false information to Hitler and Italy. During that time there was no way to check such information. Meanwhile, Silver meets his old boss Fleming once again. He tells a probably false story of the death of an Afghan, which Fleming believes. During this visit, Silver persuaded his German superiors to introduce him to Inouye, the Japanese attaché living in Kabul. Like Kuroni, the Japanese attache also accepted Bhagat’s lie as truth. During this time Japan was planning to attack India. Meanwhile, Fleming had convinced Silver to become a double agent. On which Fleming also believes. During this visit, Silver persuaded his German superiors to introduce him to Inouye, the Japanese attaché living in Kabul. Like Kuroni, the Japanese attache also accepted Bhagat’s lie as truth. During this time Japan was planning to attack India. Meanwhile, Fleming had convinced Silver to become a double agent.
The silvers disappeared after the end of World War II. After this India also became independent in 1947. During the partition of the country, Silver realized that he could not live as a Hindu in Pakistan, so he came to India. During this, he reached India with crores of rupees received during espionage. Silver alias Bhagat died in 1983 at the age of 75.
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