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The photo Pritish Nandy claimed as of Statue of Unity is False.

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Pritish Nandy, A journalist tweeted an image with two photos, one of Sardar Patel, another he claimed as of Statue of Unity.

He tweeted “The statue of Sardar Patel is so tall that you can hardly see his face. If you did you will notice there is no resemblance to the real man”


He seems to have missed the point that there are photos on internet taken by drones etc from a distance of the face of Statue of Unity.
Moreover, he also missed the basic difference in the way the shawl is worn

Following is the real vs what Pritish Nandy claimed

When Boomlive, a factchecker called the fake one off, Pritish Nandy even went ahead to defend his tweet without any facts or source.

Well he is not wrong in saying that he saw this photo in Outlook but he actually didn’t read it.

It was an article in Outlook as how Fake News is structures and they used this photo as an example which The Journalist, Mr. Nandy missed and now is defending himself using it.

Under the photo they wrote

“After Congress president Rahul Gandhi said the recently-unveiled statue of Sardar Patel was made in China, Congressmen circulated a photograph of an old statue of the freedom fighter erected in 2008.”


Further, Yes the image Pritish Nandy tweeted indeed was of a statue an artist made as Sardar patel’s. This statue is approximately 20 feet high only.

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Internationaly renowned Indian sculptor Jashuben Shilpi gives final touches to a bronze statue of former Indian Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister the late Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at her workshop near Gandhinagar some 30 kms. from Ahmedabad on October 31, 2008. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, also known as the Iron Man of India, was born on October 31, 1875. AFP PHOTO/ Sam PANTHAKY (Photo by SAM PANTHAKY / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images)

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