Fact Check: Does The Viral Image Show Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar In His Childhood? Here’s The Truth

An image is widely being shared on social media with a claim that it is of  Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar in his childhood.

The image is being shared with a text embed that reads, ““जय भीम का नारा दुनिया में सबसे प्याराबाबा साहेब डॉ. भीमराव अंबेडकर जी दुनिया में सबसे सुंदर मेरे बाबा साहेब का बचपन का फोटो” (English translation, “Jai Bhim slogan, world’s most loved Baba Saheb Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar ji, World’s most beautiful Baba Bhimrao Ambedkar’s childhood image.”)

The link to the post can be seen here.

FACT CHECK

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

On doing a Google Reverse Image Search with the image, we found that the same image was tweeted by a Maharashtra Minister Prof. Varsha Eknath Gaikwad on April 27, 2018, with a caption that read, “Big mistake by #Maharastra Govt. @MahaDGIPR magazine #MaharashtraAhead wrongly prints Congress Leader Late Shri Vilasrao Deshmukh’s childhood pic as #DrAmbedkar‘s childhood pic.”

News 24 also reported on April 28, 2018, that the Maharashtra government mistakenly printed photo of former state Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh in place of Ambedkar’s image.

Therefore, with the above information, it can be concluded that the viral claim is fake.

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