Fake News Expose: Balasaheb Thackeray was seen applying tilak to Eknath Shinde? Know the truth of this viral photo

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What’s going viral Amidst the ongoing political turmoil in Maharashtra, a photo is going viral on social media. It can be seen in the photo that Balasaheb Thackeray is applying tilak to a person. It is being claimed that this person is none other than Shiv Sena’s rebel leader Eknath Shinde.

Sharing the photo, users wrote – Old picture of Eknath Shinde with Balasaheb Thackeray.

And what is the truth?

  • The claim being made with the viral photo is completely false. The man seen in the viral photo is not Eknath Shinde but his political mentor and late Shiv Sena leader Anand Dige.
  • This picture of Anand Dige with Balasaheb Thackeray, many including BBC, Lokmat Media Reports already exists in
The picture of Anand Dige with Balasaheb Thackeray was published in Lokmat's website along with the news.

The picture of Anand Dige with Balasaheb Thackeray was published in Lokmat’s website along with the news.

This photo was published on the website of BBC Marathi on 21 January 2019 along with the news of Anand Dige

This photo was published on the website of BBC Marathi on 21 January 2019 along with the news of Anand Dige

  • Anand was the tallest leader of Dige’s Shiv Sena and Balasaheb was very close to Thackeray. Recently, a film on Dige’s death has also come out in Marathi called Dharamveer.
  • Dige died in an accident on 26 August 2001. His death is still considered by many to be murder.
  • It is clear that the claim being made on social media with the viral photo is false. The person seen with Balasaheb Thackeray in the photo is not Shiv Sena’s rebel leader Eknath Shinde but Anand Dige.

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