Days after iconic TV series, Ramayan, was re-aired on Doordarshan, news of the death of actor Arvind Trivedi, who essayed the role of Ravana, started doing the rounds on social media.
We fact-checked the viral post and found that it is fake.
We ran a search and did not find any credible news reports to support the claim.
We then ran a search on various social media platforms using relevant keywords and found a tweet by Arvind Trivedi’s nephew, Kaustub Trivedi, who rubbished the viral claim.
“Dear all my uncle Arvind Trivedi lankesh is all good and safe. Stop spreading fake news it is request. Now please spread this. Thanks,” he tweeted.
Dear all my uncle Arvind Trivedi lankesh is all good and safe. Stop spreading fake news it is request. Now please spread this. Thanks pic.twitter.com/XvmGnCPNy5
— Kaustubh b trivedi (@KaustubhbB) May 3, 2020
Recently, a video of him watching Ramayan also went viral.
— Ratan Sharda 🇮🇳 (@RatanSharda55) April 12, 2020
The above information proves that the viral message is fake.