Fact Check

Does Modi’s photographer work 365 days a year?


That one man who works 18-20 hours a day * 365 days a year…

Modi’s photographer!!!

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A photo of Prime Minister Modi where a photographer is seen lying on the floor to capture his picture is doing rounds on social media platforms. The posts can be seen here and here.

What is the truth?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is very fond of the camera. A video clip of him meeting and waving to people from a car with a photographer hanging on to the car at an event went viral on social media. Subsequently, video footage of Prime Minister Modi moving people who hide him from the camera is also going viral.

Read More: Narendra Modi’s photographers work tirelessly. Sometimes even risking their lives.

When reverse searching the viral image, we found two visual matches.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi posted a set of images on 2, October 2021 mentioning that he took part in a prayer meeting in Gandhi Smriti in Delhi. This set of photos has the viral image but the photographer was not seen in the image.

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Another match was found in the gallery posted by ‘siasat.com’ under the title ’PM Modi pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi’. This image also do not have a photographer in it proving that the viral image is photoshopped.

A similar photoshopped image was shared earlier too which Youturn has fact-checked it right then. The fact-checked article can be seen here.


The viral picture where the photographer is seen capturing Modi’s images lying on the ground is photoshopped.

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