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2019 video shared as celebrations at Mukesh Ambani’s abode welcoming his grandson amid COVID-19


A video is being shared on social media claiming it as the celebration visuals at Reliance Group Chairman Mukesh Ambani’s residence to welcome his grandson. It is also being claimed that these celebrations are organized without any safety precautions amid COVID-19 pandemic. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.

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Claim: Welcome celebrations at Mukesh Ambani’s residence for his grandson amid COVID-19 pandemic.

Fact: Video shared in the post is an old one. This video shows Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations at Mukesh Ambani’s home Antilia in September 2019. This event was organized before COVID-19 virus spread in India. Hence, the claim made in the post is FALSE.

On reverse image search of screenshots in the video, similar visuals were found in a video posted by ‘Snap Bollywood’ YouTube channel on ‘03 September 2019’. This video was uploaded with the title ‘Ambani Family Ganesh Utsav 2019 Grand Celebration’. ‘Bollywood Headlines’ YouTube channel reported the same sharing a video with similar visuals on ‘02 September 2019’.

‘Indian Express Online’ shared a video with similar visuals, mentioning it as Ambani’s Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations in 2019. In the description of the video, it is mentioned that Ambani’s family threw a big bash on 02 September 2019 on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. Reporting the same, few other news websites and media channels shared videos with similar visuals. They can be seen here, here and here.

Reliance Group Chairman Mukesh Ambani’s son Akash and daughter-in-law shloka gave birth to a baby boy on ‘10 December 2020’. As part of the celebrations, Mukesh Ambani’s home Antilia was lighted in blue on ‘10 December 2020’. But, celebrations in the video are from 2019 and have nothing to do with the birth of his grandson.

To sum it up, 2019 Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations in Ambani’s residence is shared as Mukesh Ambani’s celebrations to welcome his grandson amid COVID-19 pandemic.


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