Morphed image shows a photographer lying on ground to take Modi's photo

In the photo, Mr. Modi can be seen paying tributes, with folded hands, and the photographer taking his picture while lying on the ground.

By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on  4 Oct 2022 10:33 AM GMT
Morphed image shows a photographer lying on ground to take Modis photo

Hyderabad: A photo showing a photographer lying on the ground to take pictures of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is doing the rounds on social media. In the photo, Mr. Modi can be seen paying tributes, with folded hands, and the photographer taking his picture while lying on the ground.

Journalist Ravi Nair shared the photo on Twitter but deleted it after being called out by other users.


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Several Twitter users also shared the photo. Click here, here and here to view the posts.

Fact Check

NewsMeter performed a reverse image search of the viral photo and found the same photo in an article published by The Siasat Daily on 2 October. However, there was no photographer lying on the ground, taking the Prime Minister's photo. The article is titled "PM Modi pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi."


The credit for the photo is given to the Press Trust of India (PTI) and is captioned, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Gandhi Smriti in Delhi on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi."

Further, using keywords we also found the photo in the archive of the PTI.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi's official Twitter account had tweeted three photos from his prayer meeting at the Gandhi Smriti on 2 October. One of the photos is the same as the viral photo but it shows no photographer lying on the ground.

It is evident that the viral photo is morphed. Hence, the claim is false.

Claim Review:Image shows a photographer lying on ground to take Modi's photo
Claimed By:Social Media users
Claim Reviewed By:NewsMeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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