Fact Check: This Viral Video Of Bollywood Legend Dilip Kumar Is NOT The Last Before His Death; Here’s The Truth

A video of veteran actor Dilip Kumar who passed away on July 7, 2021, is going viral on social media. The video shows his wife Saira Bano feeding him in a hospital. The video is being shared with a claim that it is the last video of Dilip Kumar before he passed away. The claim associated with the video reads as, “Dilip Kumar Last Video Inside Hospital Before He Left Us. Saira Bano Ji Feeding Him Food.”

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FACT CHECK:

NewsMobile did a fact check and found the claim to be fake.

On breaking the video into several keyframes and doing a Reverse Image Search, we found that the screenshot of the same video was published by News 18 on September 25, 2013. The article associated with the image states that Dilip Kumar was admitted to Lilavati hospital after he suffered a heart attack, and he was to be discharged on September 26, 2013.

On comparing both the images, we found that in the screenshot published on News 18, Saira Bano and Dilip Kumar are wearing the same dress as in the viral video.

The video was also shared by the official Twitter handle of Dilip Kumar on December 22, 2013, with the caption, “Thank you for your prayers and love. Resting in the hospital. Video from yesterday.”

Hence, the viral video is old and not of Dilip Kumar’s last moments before he passed away, as stated in the claim.

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