Claim: A post has been going viral On various social media platforms that claims that Indian business tycoon, Ratan Tata stated that 2020 is the year to survive and one shouldn’t worry about profit or loss.
The post is attached with his photo and the text. The message attached with the image reads as follow:
“Ratan Tata – 2020 जीवित रहने का साल है,लाभ-हानि की चिंता न करें
व्यावसायिक पेशेवरों के लिए टाटा ट्रस्ट के चेयरमैन रतन टाटा ने लघु संदेश जारी किया है. इसमें उन्होंने व्यापार करने वाले उद्योग संचालन करने वाले को प्रेरित किया है. अपने लघु संदेश में रतन टाटा ने कहा कि व्यापार की दुनिया के मेरे प्रिय दोस्त 2020 बस जीवित रहने का वर्ष है, साल आप लाभ और हानि के बारे में चिंता मत करें. सपने और योजनाओं के बारे में भी बात ना करें. इस वर्ष अपने आप को जीवित रखना सबसे महत्वपूर्ण है. जीवित रहना एक लाभ बनाने जैसा ही है “
“Ratan Tata 2020 is the year of survival, don’t worry about profit and loss.
Tata Trust chairman Ratan Tata has issued a short message for business professionals. In this, he has inspired the businessman who runs the business. In his short message, Ratan Tata said that my dear friend in the business world, 2020 is just a year of survival, the year you don’t worry about profit and loss. Don’t even talk about dreams and plans. It is most important to keep yourself alive this year. Living is like making a profit“
The claim has been shared by many users on Facebook. The message has been attached to Ratan Tata’s photo and shared.
Videos stating the same claim was also found on Facebook.
Few twitter accounts also shared the same message.
— Neeraj Doneria (@NeerajDoneria) May 3, 2020
— धरम सिंह (@Mr_Dharam_Singh) May 3, 2020
The claim has also been doing rounds on WhatsApp chats.
The claim that has been floating around and which has been shared multiple times on various platforms is false. Ratan Tata through his official twitter handle stated that the claim is fake and putting his picture against a quote doesn’t guarantee that he said it. It is the second time where statements he didn’t make are being credited to him and is spread as fake news. In his tweet, he also stated that he will continue to call out fake news but he added that he encourages people to verify the news.
Attaching below Tata’s tweet that proves the viral post as fake.
I’m afraid this too, has not been said by me. I will endeavour to call out fake news whenever I can, but would encourage you to always verify news sources. My picture alongside a quote does not guarantee me having said it, a problem that many people face. pic.twitter.com/pk0S75FxPA
— Ratan N. Tata (@RNTata2000) May 3, 2020