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Fact Check: Edited Picture of PM Modi and Sachin Tendulkar’s Meeting Going Viral

  • By Vishvas News
  • Updated: March 8, 2021

New Delhi (Vishvas News): A picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar is going viral on social media. In the picture, a photo of Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani can be seen on the wall behind Sachin. Users are claiming that there is a photo of Mukesh Ambani and Neeta Ambani in Prime Minister’s office.

Vishvas News investigated and found that the photo of the Ambani family has been pasted separately through photo editing tools in the viral picture. The post going viral is fake.

Claim

On March 5, 2021, Facebook user Sumit Valmiki wrote, uploading a picture: ‘See owner’s photo in office, what more proof is required of blind devotee’s slavery’.

The archived version of the Facebook post can be seen here.

Investigation

Vishvas News searched the viral picture of PM Modi and Sachin through Google reverse image search tool. We found the original picture in a report published on the Business Standard website on May 19, 2017. The report can be read by clicking here. According to this report, Sachin Tendulkar met the Prime Minister related to his film ‘Sachin: A Billion Dreams’.

During the investigation, we also found the viral picture on the Twitter handle of Express Sports. The report dated May 19, 2017 stated that Sachin Tendulkar met Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding his film.

Vishvas News further investigated by contacting BJP leader Rakesh Tripathi. He said that this viral picture of the Prime Minister is edited.

We scanned the profile of the Facebook user Sumit Valmiki who shared the viral post and found that the user is based out of Delhi.

Conclusion: Vishvas News investigated and found that the photo of the Ambani family has been pasted separately through photo edited tools in the viral picture. The post going viral is fake.

  • Claim Review : See owner's photo in office, what more proof is required of blind devotee’s slavery
  • Claimed By : Facebook user Sumit Valmiki
  • Fact Check : False
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