Don't believe this FAKE picture of Obama holding a portrait of BR Ambedkar

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A picture of former US President Barack Obama is making rounds on social media in which he can be seen holding a portrait of BR Ambedkar.

The text on the picture in Hindi read: “हमें गर्व है कि, अंबेडकर जैसा महान छात्र हमारी यूनिवर्सिटी से बात कर गया उसने भारत का संविधान बनाकर बड़ा उपकार किया है| बराक ओबामा राष्ट्रपति संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका”

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At the time of filing this report, the above post was shared by over 9,600 people on Facebook.


NewsMobile fact-checked the above picture and found it to be FAKE.
On putting the picture through Reverse Image Search, we came across several similar pictures with different portraits. We then cropped the picture and put it through Reverse Image Search, we found the original picture on Flicker.

The picture was taken on September 07th, 2011 when NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson presented Obama with a pair of gloves.

On digging further, we found that this picture of Obama is available as a photo-effect on the ‘PhotoFunia’, where users can put any picture instead of gloves.

Hence, the above information proves that the viral picture of Obama with Ambedkar’s portrait is FAKE.

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