Fact Check: Actor Vikram Gokhale Is Alive, But Critical; Don’t Fall for the Fake News

Posts suggesting the demise of veteran actor Vikram Gokhale are doing the rounds on social media after he was reportedly hospitalised.

One of the posts with Gokhale’s picture reads: “RIP Vikram Gokhale Ji”

Such posts can be seen here, here, here and here.

FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked the claim over the demise of Gokhale, and found it to be a rumour.

We found several reports quoting Gokhale’s family members refuting the claims. “Veteran Actor Vikram Gokhale is still critical and on life support, he has not passed away yet. Keep praying for him,” newswire ANI quoted Vikram Gokhale’s daughter.

Speaking to ANI, the PRO of Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Pune, said: “A meeting between Vikram Gokhale’s family & doctors took place on Thursday morning. The actor is very much alive but critical & on the ventilator. News of his demise is wrong.”

Hence, it can be concluded that at the time of publishing this fact-check report, news about Vikram Gokhale’s demise is false.
Editor’s Note: The above fact check was filed on November 24, 2022, when the FAKE news of Vikram Gokhale’s demise was doing rounds. Whereas, Gokhale passed away on November 26, 2022.

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