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Kacha Badam Singer Bhuban Badyakar Hasn't Got a Job in The Railways

Speaking to us, the admin of the page, who initially uploaded the video, identified the man as KK Murmoo.

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A video showing a man dressed in all white, passing instructions on a walkie-talkie on a train is being shared on social media with a claim that it shows 'Kacha Badam' singer Bhuban Badyakar, who now 'works as a railway manager'.

Badyakar is a peanut-seller from West Bengal whose original song named 'Kacha Badam' recently became a viral sensation on social media. We can also hear the same song in the background.

However, the claim is not true. The video shows Railway Manager KK Murmoo and not Badyakar. The video was first uploaded on Instagram by 'Daily Travel Hack' in December 2021.

Speaking to The Quint, both – the admin of the account and Badyakar – confirmed that the man was not him.

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CLAIM

The caption with the viral video says, "कच्चा बदाम सिंगर को मिली नौकरी... बना रेलवे मैनेजर."

[Translation: Kacha Badam singer got a job and is now a railway manager.]

Archived version of this post can be found here.

(Source: Facebook/Screenshot)

Archives of similar posts can be seen here, here, here and here .

WHAT WE FOUND OUT

The Quint contacted the singer, Bhuban Badyakar who said that neither is he the person seen in the video nor is he working as a railway manager.

He said that is currently engaged in writing and singing songs.

We also noticed the text 'Daily Travel Hack’ on the video and 'Tejas' written on the train.

The video shows the text 'Daily Travel Hack’ on the video and 'Tejas' written on the train.

(Source: Altered by The Quint)

On conducting a keyword search, we came across an Instagram account with handle name '@dailytravelhac1'.

We found the original video posted on this page on 18 December 2021, with a caption, "When my son was ready to go with Tejas Guard (sic)."

This video also does not have the 'Kacha Badam' song playing in the background like the viral video.

The original video showed the same person in the viral video.

(Source: Altered by The Quint)

Speaking to The Quint, the admin of the page Daily Travel Hack, Dhananjay Kumar said:

"The video does not show the 'Kacha Badam' singer Bhuban Badyakar. Person in the video is Railway Manager KK Murmoo. He is from Jharkhand and is working with the Indian Railways for last 30 years. I shot that video on 12 October 2021 at Barauni junction, Bihar. The train seen in the video is Agartala Tejas Rajdhani."
Dhananjay Kumar, Daily Travel Hack Admin

He also added that in the original video his son can be heard saying 'chaliye chaliye' (let's go, let's go).

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Evidently, the railway employee seen in this video is not ‘Kacha Badam’ singer Bhuban Badyakar.

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Edited By :Padmashree Pande
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