HYDERABAD: A tweet that appears to be from the account of news anchor and author Rajdeep Sardesai is viral on social media.
This tweet contains a picture of a book titled 'SANGHI WHO NEVER WENT TO A SHAKA'. Users claim that this book talks about Sardesai's journey. " Finally ashamed of my conduct in the past 20 years and more. A proud Hindu, heck a proud Sanghi I'm from today. Read @SanghiTheBook to know why I changed," reads the message.
The claim indicates that this book has been written by Sardesai and is a proud Sanghi.
Newsmeter found that the tweet is fake.
Firstly, we noticed that the image is dated 5 April 2021. This makes it clear that the tweet is fake as it shows a future date.. We also checked on Sardesai's Twitter account for any news related to the book and found none.
Secondly, the name of the author is mentioned as Rahul Roushan. We searched on Amazon Kindle and found the book is indeed written by Roushan.
According to the official website of 'Sanghit the book', Rahul Roushan is an entrepreneur, media professional, and social commentator. He has founded three digital ventures including the news satire website Faking News, and is currently the CEO of OpIndia.
The book is about a "story of a person who hated the word 'Sanghi' but ended up happily adopting it as a label. Story of an ideological journey via re-telling of contemporary history".
A few netizens claim that this tweet is being passed around as an 'April Fool's Day prank.
Evidently, it is clear that the tweet is fake as it has been dated as 5 April 2020.