A image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi holding the photo frame with the photo of the late Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala is being shared on social media. Let’s check the assertion made in the message.
To claim: PM Modi holding the photo frame of the late Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala.
Do: According to the Prime Minister’s official website, the original image shows Prime Minister Modi holding the specimen of various Indian gold coins, not the photo of Sidhu Moose Wala. This launching event of several gold related programs took place in New Delhi on 05 November 2015 as Sidhu Moose Wala passed away in 2022. Hence, the claim made in the post is FAKE.
While searching for reverse image of the viral image, we came across the original image posted on the official website website of India’s Prime Minister on November 05, 2015. Picture also shows India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Nirmala Sitharaman with PM Modi. Apparently, at this event held on November 05, 2015 in New Delhi, where the government launched several gold-related schemes.
A closer look at the frame reveals that it shows various Indian gold coins. Moreover, Sidhu Moose Wala died on May 29, 2022, while this photo of Modi was taken in 2015.
To sum up, a morphed image of PM Modi holding Sidhu Moose Wala’s picture frame is being shared as a real image.