A video of an elderly couple, singing a song from the Bollywood movie ‘Pyaasa’, is being shared on social media. The post claims that the video is of Vijaypat Singhania, former chairman emeritus of the Raymond Group and his wife.
Facebook users are sharing the video with Hindi caption, “जिंदगी जीनेकेलिये सिर्फ अपने अंदर से ऊर्जा लाई ये बस।।। _विजयपत सिंघानिया ( *पूर्व अध्यक्ष रेमंड्स*) और उनकी पत्नी, एक गाना गा रहे हैं और संगीत के बिना आनंद ले रहे हैं – अपने होटल के कमरे में। उन्हें (उनके बेटे द्वारा) साम्राज्य से बाहर निकालने के बाद, जो उनके द्वारा बनाया गया था … देखिए कपल के बीच की केमिस्ट्री…..जिंदगी का मजा लीजिए जो छोटी है और इसे मीठा बनाएं… कभी भारत के सबसे अमीर कपल्स में से एक थे…..!अब वो आमने-सामने की ज़िंदगी जीते हैं…! जीवन भर की सीख……! जिंदगी हर हाल में कितनी खूबसूरत है……”
(English Translation: To live life, you only have to bring out energy from within. Vijaypat Singhania (Former President Raymonds) and his wife, singing a song and enjoying without music – in their hotel room. After he was driven out (by his son) from the empire which was built by him…see the chemistry between the couple…enjoy the life which is short and make it sweet…They were one of the richest couples! Now they live a face to face life…! Lifelong lesson! How beautiful is life.)
NewsMobile fact-checked the post and found the claim to be false.
While looking for similar posts on social media, we found that the same video had been shared on Facebook in 2017 as well, with a similar claim.
We then ran a keyword search along with a Reverse Image Search on keyframes of the video and found that the same video was shared on YouTube by a user Mahera Omar in March 2021. “Jane Woh Kaise Log Thai – In loving memory of Jamshed Omar,” the video was titled.
The description of the video read: About eight years ago my uncle Jamshed Omar and aunt Shama Husain sang a lovely duet at our home one evening. The original song was sung by Hemant Kumar in the 1957 movie Pyaasa directed by Guru Dutt and music director was SD Burman. Lyrics by Sahir Ludhianvi.
The Instagram post read: “Pakistani cousins sing ‘Jane Woh Kaise Log The’
About eight years ago my uncle Jamshed Omar and aunt Shama Husain sang a lovely duet at our home one evening. The original song was sung by Hemant Kumar in the 1957 movie Pyaasa directed by Guru Dutt and music director was SD Burman. Lyrics by Sahir Ludhianvi.
This video first went viral when someone in India uploaded it to facebook. People made up stories about my uncle and aunt, assuming them to be a couple, in love, when in reality they are just related as cousins. One of the stories was that Jamshed Omar was Vijaypat Singhania, thrown out of his house by his own son. The thousands of comments on that Facebook upload induced much mirth, but that page is nowhere to be found now.
Recently, an updated version of this video has been doing the rounds on TikTok and Instagram. On popular demand, here is the complete much loved original. Enjoy.
In loving memory of Jamshed Omar, who passed away earlier this year.”
Another video of them can be seen here.
Jamshed Omar was the Chairman of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Quetta Gladiators. In a tweet dated January 30, 2021, the official Twitter page of Greatest Gladiator said, “The Greatest Gladiator Has Fallen. It is with the deepest of grief to announce that our beloved Chairman – Omar Group of Companies, Mr. Jamshed Omar has left us for his heavenly abode after a brief illness on the eve of January 27.”
The tweet also mentioned that Jamshed Omar was a ‘profound Civil Engineer and recipient of International awards for Pakistan’.
We also made a collage of Vijaypat Singhania and Jamshed Omar to show that the man in the video is Jamshed Omar.
Hence, from the above fact check, it is clear that the viral video is being shared with a false claim.
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