A video of an elderly woman dancing Garba has been shared on different social media platforms claiming that it is Hiraben Modi —Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mother. This video got popular during Dussehra when Garba was the talk of the town.

A Facebook page named सुषमा स्वराज जि राष्ट्रपति हो shared the post which drew a lot of attention during the festival. Facebook user Prakash Patel shared the same post with the same title.

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Taking a screenshot from the video, NewsMeter compared the picture of the lady in the video and photos of PM Modi’s mother. The pictures show apparent facial differences.

Video Viral since 2017

To confirm further, a keyword search ‘PM Modi’s mother dancing’ was conducted. It resulted in many fact-check news and a string of YouTube videos uploaded by many users, the earliest dating back to September 30, 2017, titled ‘Garba fever’.

Several fact-checking platforms have debunked this video shared by Kiran Bedi on October 20, 2017, on Twitter claiming that she was Modi’s mother celebrating Diwali at her home. Later, Kiran clarified that she was mistaken. Even though the video has been viral since two years ago, the woman in it has not been identified yet.

Claim: PM Modi’s mother Hiraben dancing Garba during Navaratri

Claim by: Facebook

Fact Check: False.

Link of Youtube video originally shared: https://youtu.be/rxf6e9UihaI

Link of Kiran Bedi’s tweet:

Link of Kiran Bedi’s retweet:

Original Facebook post: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2626365854076699

This video has also been shared by a local news channel named Saam Marathi TV news in its youtube channel

Satya Priya BN

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Ms Priya has worked for more than 4 years as Web and Digital media manager in Bhaarat Today, telugu TV channel. Along with news, she has experience in television program production. Demonstrated excellent management and leadership skills to lead the Digital Media staff. Worked collaboratively with staff, management and IT support.
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