Fact Check: News Of Demise Of Poet & Comedian Surendra Sharma Goes Viral

Many social media users are claiming that famous comedian and poet Surendra Sharma has passed away.

One of the social media posts reads, “Heartfelt Tribute to Country’s Best Comedy Poet, Haryana’s Pride Surendra Sharma Passed Away…….”

The link to the post can be seen here.

FACT CHECK

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

On searching with appropriate keywords, we found an article by Aaj Tak, published on June 27, 2022. According to the article, Surendra Sharma is alive. According to the report, Punjabi comedian Surindra Sharma passed away and many people assumed Surendra Sharma is dead.

India TV also reported, “Surender Sharma, the popular poet and satirist, has quashed rumours of his death by sharing a video on social media. After the news of Punjabi actor Surinder Sharma’s death surfaced, many confused him with Surender, who is alive and breathing.”

We also found a picture of Punjabi comedian Surinder Sharma who passed away.

We also found that Surendra Sharma had also uploaded his video refuting the viral claim of his death with a caption that reads, “सुरेंद्र शर्मा जी धरती से बोल रहे हैं.”

Hence, it is clear that the viral claim is fake.

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