Hyderabad: A viral picture of Amitabh Bachchan on social media claims that people worshipped in temples for his speedy recovery when he tested positive for Covid -19 but that after recovering, Bachchan went to Haji Ali dargah in Mumbai to offer a blanket. In the picture, Amitabh Bachchan is stuck in the crowd wearing a black hat. The post talks about “Boycott the show Kaun Banega Crorepati.”

The caption accompanying the picture reads “Hail Lord Rama when he got infected with Corona, he went to the temple for his speedy recovery. Sundar Kand’s unbroken recitation done and after he cured, he went to Haji Ali’s dargah to offer a blanket. So sad. Boycott ‘Kon Banega Karodpathi’

जब इस को कोरोना हुआ था तब इसके जल्द ही स्वस्थ होने के लिए मंदिरों मे आरती..यग..सुंदर काण्ड का अखंड पाठ हो रहा था…और ये चादर चढ़ाने और दान करने दरगाह जाता है…So sad…Boycott कौन बनेगा करोड़पति

Posted by अंकुर जैसवार भारतवंशी on Wednesday, September 9, 2020

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Another Facebook user post is also viral. Hundreds of people have shared the picture with false claims on Facebook. This post is also going viral on Twitter.

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Fact Check:

This picture of Amitabh is more than nine years old and belongs to Ajmer Sharif, not Haji Ali Dargah. The claim is FALSE.

With the help of Google reverse search, we found an article published India Today in 2011 photo gallery that contained the viral photo. This picture was from July 4, 2011, when Amitabh Bachchan reached Moinuddin Chishti’s Dargah in Ajmer, Rajasthan. During this, Amitabh wore a velvet shawl in the dargah.

The Hindu also published news about Amitabh’s arrival at Ajmer Sharif. At that time, Amitabh said in the tweet that he has come after 40 years to Ajmer Sharif.

According to Amitabh, he visited the dargah to thank God as one of his wishes got fulfilled. By going to Ajmer Sharif, he opened the thread of the mannat he tied 40 years ago. Videos of Amitabh reaching Ajmer Sharif are also available on the Internet.

According to Livemint, due to Corona, Haji Ali dargah is closed at this time and will remain closed until further notice.

Hence, the claim is FALSE.

Mounika Dasari

Mounika Dasari is currently working as a Freelance Fact checker at Newsmeter. She was also an independent contractor at Appen. She has previously worked with Manshuk Securities and Finance as a Derivative Trainee in Delhi. She has work experience of 18 months with Geojit Financial Services as an Equity Dealer in Hyderabad. She has certifications of NISM series V, NISM Series VII, and NISM Series VIII. Alumni from IILM Graduate School of Management in Finance, U.P. Alumni from FH-Dortmund University of applied science and arts in Managing Diverse Markets, Germany. Mounika loves to travel and has been to countries like Germany, Netherlands, Italy, and Switzerland.

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