Hyderabad: An image of Parle-G girl is viral on social media.

"This Parle-G girl picture was clicked when she was Year 3 months old. Don't pass without a heart," reads the message.

The image contained a picture of Sudha Murthy, an Indian author. Users claim that she is the Parle-G girl.

We came across a tweet with a similar claim, "Parle G girl picture was clicked when she was 1 year 2 months old. Don't pass without a heart".

Parle-G girl claim is not only circulating with Sudha Murthy's image but Neeru and Gunjan Gundaniya too feature on the cover.

Fact Check:

The claim is False. The Parle-G girl is not the image of any child in real but it is an illustration made in the '60s by the Everest creative. The woman in the virally circulated image is Sudha Murthy, a Padma Shri awardee, Indian Engineering teacher, Kannada, Marathi, and English author as well as a social worker. She is also the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation. She is married to the co-founder of Infosys, N. R. Narayana Murthy.

During reverse image search, we came across an article by Economic Times which stated, "Mayank Shah, group product manager at Parle Products, puts all the folklore to rest and reveals: It's actually an illustration by an Everest creative back in the 60s".

We came across a tweet by Flyod which said, "She's not the Parle G biscuit girl. Parle products' group product manager Mayank Shah has said in the past that the kid is just an illustration that was made in the 60s by Everest Creative. Quick math tells you that if it were based on a woman, she'd be at least 41+ years today."

We came across an article by the Times of India which stated, "However, all the rumors we set aside when, Parle product's group product manager, Mayank Shah, denied all stories by saying that the kid is just an illustration which was made in the '60s by Everest Creative."

Conclusion: The claim is False. Parle-G girl is not the image of any child in real but it is an illustration made in the '60s by the Everest creative.

Claim Review :   An image with the claim, “This Parle-G girl picture was clicked when she was Year 3 months old. Don’t pass without a heart” was found circulating on social networking sites. We found similar claims circulating as well.
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

Shimron Diana

Shimron Diana is a Fact Checker at News Meter. She is currently pursuing her Master's in MA. Mass communication and journalism from St. Francis College for Women, Begumpet. Along with her interests in writing, researching and reporting, she also finds herself interested in graphic designing, visual effects, motion graphics, painting, and content creation.

Next Story