A video of an old man lying on a bed is getting viral on many social media platforms with the following text :
“मसाला किंग महाशय धर्मपाल जी (MDH) की आख़िरी समय की तस्वीरें, आख़िरी समय में भी उनका दिल देश के लिए ही धड़कता रहा. विडीओ देख कर आंसू आ गये , ज़िंदगी के आख़री समय में भी देश भक्ति ईसे कहते हैं “
Translation: Last time pictures of Masala King Mahashay Dharampal Ji (MDH), his heart kept beating for the country even at the last moment. Seeing the video, tears came, even at the end of life, patriotism says
Claim: The viral video claims to be of the last alive video of Masala King Mahashay Dharampal Ji who is also known as (MDH) is seen enjoying a patriotic song sung by people around him, while he is lying in a bed.
We also found this video shared on a Facebook profile of Abhishek Jhamb and this share itself garnered 8600 views.
Most overwhelming video you can see today. Even in his last breaths owner of MDH masale Swargiya Dharampal ji’s heart was beating for India. I hope this will inspire you. pic.twitter.com/KmRqS0EpOC
— Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) December 4, 2020
Filmmaker Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri tweeted the same viral video from his official verified Twitter handle and it gathered 44500 likes and 7900 retweets. The archive link of this tweet can be accessed from here.
How Inspiring! This video of Masala King Mahashay Dharampal (MDH) is a testimony of him being a true nationalist. Even in his last breaths, he continued to groove on a patriotic song. Salute to this great son of Bharat Mata. #fridaymorning #DharampalGulati pic.twitter.com/swO5Cv6sy2
— Vedant Birla (@birla_vedant) December 4, 2020
Chairman from the board of Birla Precision Technologies Vedant Birla tweeted the same viral video from his official verified Twitter handle and it gathered 1000 likes and 173 retweets. The archive link of this tweet can be accessed from here.
मसाला किंग महाशय धर्मपाल (MDH) की आख़िरी समय की तस्वीरें, आख़िरी समय में भी उनका दिल देश के लिए ही धड़कता रहा. pic.twitter.com/JusNLqvYoO
— Vikas Bhadauria (ABP News) (@vikasbha) December 4, 2020
Vikas Bhadauria a journalist from ABP News tweeted the same viral video from his official verified Twitter handle and it gathered 27379 likes and 5586 retweets. The archive link of this tweet can be accessed from here.
मसाला किंग महाशय धर्मपाल जी (MDH) की आख़िरी समय की तस्वीरें
आख़िरी समय में भी उनका दिल देश के लिए ही धड़कता रहा….🇮🇳🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/ucCa91uzE4
— Arun Yadav (@beingarun28) December 4, 2020
Arun Yadav who is state IT and social media head of BJP Haryana tweeted the same viral video from his official verified Twitter handle and it gathered 1037 likes and 217 retweets. The archive link of this tweet can be accessed from here.
Prominent media house News 24 also shared the viral video and its archive link can be accessed here.
We also found out this viral video was shared on the sentinel media house verified page and its archive link can be accessed here.
During the course of our investigation, we found out that on the tweet thread of ABP news’s reporter Vikas Bhadauria one Twitter user named Gagan Ahuja replied that the man who is wearing a red shirt and singing in this viral video is his big brother Rakesh Ahuja from Ambala.
Man in Red shirt, Singing this song is my Big Brother Rakesh Ahuja from Ambala….What a touching moment
— Gagan Ki Baat (@gagankibaat) December 4, 2020
We also noticed that no one is wearing a face mask as it is compulsory by everyone these days due to the covid pandemic. Alt News found that Gagan had also posted this video on Facebook where he wrote that it was shot at a hospital around the time Gulati had been ill for almost a year. He could barely move his arms and legs. However, when a family friend began singing his favorite song Gulati’s limbs moved and he began clapping to the rhythm of the song almost in a miracle.
Alt News reached out to Rakesh Ahuja, the man singing the song in the video. “I went to Mata Chanan Devi Hospital in Delhi to see Mr. Mahashay in September or October last year. He could not even move, his condition was quite poor. Whenever I met him, he always used to ask me to sing this song. It was one of his favorite songs. After speaking to the doctor, I sang this song and he began to move. This is also captured in the video. It kind of worked like musical therapy,” said Ahuja. The whole fact check story of this viral video can be accessed here.
Therefore in our investigation, it was found that the viral video is not a recent one and instead it is an old video shot long time back,
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