Morphed Image Used to Show Ambanis’ Photo on PM Modi’s Office Wall

The original image is from 2017 when PM Narendra Modi met cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.

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An old image of PM Narendra Modi meeting cricketer Sachin Tendulkar was morphed to share the false claim that Ambanis’ photo is on the wall of PM’s office.
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An image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting cricketer Sachin Tendulkar in 2017 has been morphed to claim that a photo of Reliance’s Mukesh and Nita Ambani is placed on the wall of PM Modi’s office.

CLAIM

The claim along with the photo reads: “लिजिए मालिक की फोटो ऑफिस मे अब और क्या सबूत चाहिए अंधभक्तो गुलामी का (sic)”

(Translated: Owner’s photo in office, what more proof of slavery is needed for blind devotees.)

You can view the archived version <a href="https://perma.cc/68RL-KCDT">here.</a>
You can view the archived version here.
(Source: Facebook/ Screenshot)

Several social media users shared the image on Facebook and Twitter with the same claim.

You can view the archived version <a href="https://perma.cc/6GRH-7Q4R">here.</a>
You can view the archived version here.
(Source: Facebook/ Screenshot)
You can view the archived version <a href="https://perma.cc/B2WU-F5PV">here.</a>
You can view the archived version here.
(Source: Facebook/ Screenshot)
Morphed Image Used to Show Ambanis’ Photo on PM Modi’s Office Wall
(Source: Twitter/ Screenshot)

WHAT WE FOUND OUT

We ran a reverse image search on the picture that went viral and came across a Business Standard article published in 2017. While a picture can be seen on the wall in the background, however, it’s not that of the Ambanis.

Morphed Image Used to Show Ambanis’ Photo on PM Modi’s Office Wall
(Source: Website/ Screenshot)

An article published by The Indian Express in 2017, titled as: ‘Sachin Tendulkar meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of the release of film’, too carried photos of the said meeting.

Morphed Image Used to Show Ambanis’ Photo on PM Modi’s Office Wall
(Source: Website/ Screenshot)

A comparison between the viral image and the one carried by media outlets in 2017 showed that the former has been morphed.

Left: Viral image. Right: Original image.
Left: Viral image. Right: Original image.
(Photo: Altered by The Quint)

PM Modi had shared the image of the meeting with Sachin Tendulkar in May 2017.

Evidently, an old image of PM Narendra Modi meeting cricketer Sachin Tendulkar was morphed to share the false claim that Ambanis’ photo is on the wall of PM’s office.

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