This article is from Dec 28, 2020

This is not a childhood photo of Atal Bihari Vajpayee!


Today is the birthday of the leader who paved the Golden Quadrilateral.

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Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away recently. On his birthday December 25 some social media users have been sharing his childhood photo to wish him a happy birthday.

Because of the shared post also available in languages ​​including Hindi and English, they have also used this photo in Tamil to share posts on social media pages including Facebook on December 25th.

Fact Check:

A childhood photo of Vajpayee with his mother has been shared on social media for the past 2 years. But the person in the viral photo is not Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

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On March 8, 2018, Ranu Shankar posted a complete photo on his Facebook page without any caption. Since then the photo has gone viral with the wrong title.

Ranu Shankar, from Kamalpura in Muzaffarpur, runs the Gandhi Swaraj Ashram. In the 2020 Bihar Assembly elections, John contested from the ruling party in the constituency of Paru. Ranu Shankar shared a photo of himself with his mother Neelam Shankar on Facebook during Mother’s Day 2 years ago.

“I was born in 1976 and this photo was taken in 1977 or 1978. My mother passed away in 1980. ”Ranu Shankar shared a photo with his mother on the Hindi website Vishwas News.


In our search, we came to know that the person in the viral photo was not our late former Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee, it was Ranu Shankar, from Kamalpura in Muzaffarpur who runs the Gandhi Swaraj Ashram where he also participated In the 2020 Bihar Assembly elections

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